Definitely Beautiful

“If I didn’t define myself for myself I’d be crunched into other people’s fantasies and eaten alive.” – Audre Lorde

Inspired by Audre Lorde’s quote, Candy Bowers’ show is a call to the centre and an exploration of self-worth. Developed from her experiences working with teenagers from diverse backgrounds, this simple and direct one woman show asks “what does it feel like to identify as beautiful?”

The work unpacks media representation, the dominant gaze, cultural appropriation and the wild world of celebrity; provoking critical thinking and emotional literacy. Candy uses poetry, storytelling and hip hop to guide her young audience across difficult and sticky terrain in the hope of sparking radical self-love.


Duration 50 minutes +10 minute Q&A
Maximum 250 students per session
Performance space 4m x 4m
Access to a power outlet required

Curriculum Links

KLA’S: The Arts, English

General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capabilities

Conventions and Styles: Spoken word, hip hop, poetry

Themes/Concepts: Self-worth, identity, representation, media representation, cultural appropriation, emotional and
spoken literacy


  • $8 per student +GST
  • A minimum charge of $800 +GST per performance (equivalent to 100 students)

All of our performances are the same price for all regions. We are a not-for-profit organisation passionate about providing quality Arts experiences to all Queensland students, so if your school has less than 100 students, please consider combining with another school or contact the Youth Touring team to discuss your options.

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Develop student’s expressive skills with a workshop in poetry, rapping, theatre and drama. Technical aspects such as voice,
rhythm and physicality are explored alongside character and voice.

Cost $350
Maximum of 30 students
60 minutes duration

TERM 1 & 4
GRADE 7-12

Writer/Director: Candy Bowers

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