Melinda Tankard Reist


Melinda Tankard Reist is a Canberra-based writer and researcher with a special interest in women’s health, new reproductive technologies and medical abuses of women. She trained and worked as a journalist in country Victoria and was awarded a Rotary Foundation Scholarship to study journalism in the United States in 1987.

Melinda’s work has been published in newspapers and journals in Australia and overseas. She has written chapters on the mistreatment of women in population control programs for four books including China for Women: Travel and Culture (Feminist Press, New York, Spinifex Press, Melbourne). She has reported for a number of ABC radio programs, including 'Women Out Loud!' and Radio Australia’s Asia Focus program, for which she covered the United Nation’s Fourth World Women’s Conference in Beijing. Giving Sorrow Words is her first book.



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