“Lady” was a short story I wrote on Lady Macbeth a few months ago. I was deeply moved by studying Macbeth in school, and enjoyed the opportunity to find humanity in such an infamous character.
I find something about the idea of female characters spiralling out of control fascinating. The concept of female rage has been explored a lot post-MeToo, but I think it’s been bubbling away under the surface of mythologies and histories since time immemorial.
I might write an essay on the idea soon, but for now, enjoy “Lady“.
Maya Le Her
Maya Le Her is the inaugural recipient of an academic scholarship based on her passion for literature, and particularly enjoys reading poetic feminist prose by authors such as Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, and Bernardine Evaristo. She also writes her own poetry and has been published in "Arlo's Art Therapy Journal", a limited edition international collaboration encouraging catharsis through creative practice. For the State Library of NSW, Maya contributed an essay to Volume 4 of the "10 Works in Focus" collection and recorded lines for the "Dead Central" exhibition. Maya was a 2022 Youth Curator for the Sydney Writers' Festival, and moderated a session on the ideas of strength and femininity. In her spare time, Maya enjoys walking in nature while listening to modern female indie singers or retro rock.
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