Readings, St Kilda
Lauren Burns in conversation on Triple Helix
Ramona Koval will join Lauren Burns in conversation and celebration of Triple Helix: My donor-conceived story, Lauren’s compelling story of her journey to find out the truth about her paternity- and to come to grips with the rewriting of her own history and sense of identity.
When Lauren Burns learns she is donor conceived she begins a turbulent journey to discover the identity of her biological father. Battling out-dated legislation and a medical culture of silence, she enters a political campaign to pass world-first laws overturning decades of donor anonymity. She must also grapple with the radical rewriting of her history and sense of identity when she finally finds her biological father and discovers she’s part of a well-known Australian family.
Lauren’s extraordinary story traverses the many moral and legislative dilemmas of assisted reproductive technology- the rights of the child and the donor, and the strange terrain to be navigated if and when the two parties ever meet.
This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.