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Gleebooks presents Yumiko Kadota in conversation with Bri Lee

Photo credit: © Michael Windle, Penguin Random House

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Gleebooks presents Yumiko Kadota in conversation with Bri Lee


Time & date

6:30pm - 7:30pm, 11th March 2021


Location

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Upstairs, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037


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Tickets are $12 for general admission, $9 for concession, and free for gleeclub members.

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About

A passionate account of the toxic culture of bullying and overwork that junior doctors can experience in the workplace as part of their training.

Yumiko Kadota was every parent’s dream: model student, top of her class in medical school and on track to becoming a surgeon. A self-confessed workaholic, she regularly put ‘knife before life’, knowing it was all going to be worth it because it would lead to her longed-for career.

But if the punishing hours in surgery weren’t hard enough, she also faced challenges as a young female surgeon navigating a male-dominated specialty. She was regularly left to carry out complex procedures without senior surgeons’ oversight; she was called all sorts of things, from ‘emotional’ to ‘too confident’; and she was expected to work a relentless on-call roster – sometimes seventy hours a week or more – to prove herself.

Eventually it was too much and Yumiko quit.

Emotional Female is her account of what it was like to train in the Australian public hospital system, and what made her walk away.

Yumiko Kadota is a voice for her generation when it comes to burnout and finding the resilience to rebuild after suffering a physical, emotional and existential breakdown. This is a brave, honest and unflinching work from a major new talent.

Arrive 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Yumiko will be in conversation with Bri Lee.

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Emotional Female
A passionate account of the toxic culture of bullying and overwork that medical students can experience in the workplace as part of their training.
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