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Tuesday 1 January 2013
Featured Opinion

sonya says goodbye to lip

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I have been writing for Lip since 2009. When I first started writing, fat acceptance was only a fledging concept in my mind – I had a rough idea of what it was, mostly through livejournal communities such as fatshionista and I had a rough concept of what exactly “fatshion” was as well. It’s no…
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Monday 17 December 2012
Featured Food Opinion

christmas theme week: all I want for Christmas is to have normal eating habits

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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For those of us who celebrate it, Christmas is coming up. This time of year is fraught with difficulty for most of us. From December 1 onwards (even earlier in some cases – Christmas trees and decorations for sale in September is some kind of bullshit), those who don’t celebrate Christmas have to put up…
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Thursday 13 December 2012
Fashion Opinion

thoughts on fatshion blogging

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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A friend of mine recently wrote a post over on XOJane entitled ‘When Activism Gives Way to Advertising: How Fatshion Blogging Ate Itself’ (she didn’t pick the title, but the pun makes me lol childishly). In it, she describes feeling alienated from the fatshion blogging world and how it has also been saturated by the…
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Monday 3 December 2012
Fashion

a plus size wardrobe

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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It’s no secret I indulge and sometimes (OK, mostly) enjoy conspicuous consumption. I think fat women in particular have been denied the right to enjoy fashion and consume it the way that straight sized women have been able to (or, I suppose, the way that well-off women, who would likely to be able to afford…
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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Music Opinion

my sister and female pop stars

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I don’t listen to the radio or watch much TV, and half the time I’m far too lazy to download new music. Which means that my music taste is mostly stuck in the ’90s, with some current stuff thrown in if I stumble across it. My younger sister I care for is one of the…
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Opinion

ooo, you smell nice! dealing with the stereotype of size and smell

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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This morning, a perfume I’ve wanted for years, but was never able to get for various reasons (sold out, unavailable, prohibitive cost and not enough money at the time) arrived, along with a bunch of free samples. I was so excited it was like Christmas had already come for me. Which was convenient, because it…
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Tuesday 30 October 2012
Featured Opinion

you don’t own me

Sonya Krzywoszyja
6 comments

Oh, I don’t tell you what to say I don’t tell you what to do So just let me be myself That’s all I ask of you A PSA is going around the internet at the moment, aimed at women voters in America. A bunch of female identified people are lip synching to Lesley Gore’s…
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Thursday 25 October 2012
Opinion

thoughts on the fat studies exhibit at the brisbane powerhouse

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Last Thursday night was the Fat Stories launch at the Brisbane Powerhouse. It is a free exhibition being held in the Visy Theatre foyer and runs until November 5th. I had just arrived back from Melbourne that afternoon and was in a bit of a fluster trying to work out what to wear to the…
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Wednesday 17 October 2012
Opinion

i am my own worst enemy. my weapons are self-sabotage

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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‘Are you still interested in the job?’ ‘No.’ ‘Do you still want to come out?’ ‘No.’ ‘Are you going to buy that?’ ‘No.’ Later on: WHY DID I SAY NO? If self-sabotage were a job, I’d be the CEO of the company. I can’t remember when I first became aware that I have a tendency…
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Thursday 11 October 2012
Opinion

data suggests being fit is healthier than being slim

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I’ve spoken before about how correlation does not equal causation. There are often links between obesity and diseases and illnesses, that’s true. I don’t deny that at all. But for some health problems, I don’t believe that obesity can cause the illness or disease, particularly when it is one that average to slim people also…
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Wednesday 3 October 2012
Featured Opinion

women spend most of their lives trying to lose weight. in other news, water is wet

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Jo brought an article to my attention recently. Entitled, “Women spend a staggering seventeen years of their lives trying to lose weight” and from the Daily Mail (I know, I know), it was an interesting, although not surprising read. The stats quoted aren’t really anything new, or all that shocking to me. Most of the…
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Tuesday 11 September 2012
Featured Opinion

it’s the pits

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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The most recent strangest sensation I have felt lately is the wind wafting through the hairs on my legs. The second strangest would be getting my underarm hairs caught in tops and bras. I’m growing my body hair out in preparation for a wax. I generally shave, but I’m going overseas soon and I didn’t…
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Monday 3 September 2012
Opinion

on the rag, love?

Sonya Krzywoszyja
3 comments

Women. What bitches, am I right? They moan, they nag, they’re shrill, they’re aggressive, they’re too emotional. We just can’t have them in high positions of power; they’ll let their rag decide who to go to war with because someone called them fat. Bloody women. You may think this is a parody and, it is,…
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Friday 24 August 2012
Culture Featured Opinion

cleo magazine: not for this fat chick

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I’ve mentioned before that I don’t read print magazines much anymore. Nowadays, I will usually only read if I’m bored, or if I’m at the airport and need to kill time. There’s too much in “women’s” magazines that raise my blood pressure and I like to keep it low. Caffeine addiction already does the damage,…
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