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Thursday 5 September 2013
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vgen: see the bigger picture this federal election

Heidi La Paglia
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On 31 August 2013, VGenner’s from across the country took to the streets to campaign for the benefits of Aid. As World Vision’s national youth movement, VGen (or Vision Generation) aims to educate the public community about the importance of giving aid. The title of the VGen 2013 campaign is “See the bigger picture;” and…
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
Culture Get Involved Sexuality World

showing support for the LGBTIQ community: ona manuka’s gay day

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With the Federal election looming, the topic that has been hot on everyone’s lips is gay marriage rights. Whether it’s Labor’s commitment to marriage equality, or the constant to-ing and fro-ing of Liberal candidates on the issue, it’s clear that gay rights and marriage equality are important to many Australians (and so they should be)….
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
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sharing the love with liptember

Heidi La Paglia
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Sunday marked the first day of September, the first day of spring, and the first day of Liptember! ‘Lip what?’ Well I’m glad you ask because here at Lip, we want you to pucker up and put on your lippy this September. Why? Well we all know September, the start of spring, is the primetime…
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Tuesday 3 September 2013
Culture Feminism Get Involved News

women go topless for equal rights

Siobhan
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In the latest display of equal rights activism, women in the UK, Canada and just a little closer to home in Brisbane have taken to the streets in topless campaigns, each for various reasons, but each losing an item of clothing that only becomes an issue when a woman isn’t wearing it. The annual event…
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Friday 19 July 2013
Art Get Involved Health

what’s in your headspace?

Alexandra Storey
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Are you creative, aged between 12 and 25, and interested in youth mental health?  From the 1st of July to the 28th of September, headspace Elsternwick is running its very first art competition, organised by its Youth Advisory Committee, a group of young people interested in creating community connections and raising awareness of mental health…
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Thursday 18 July 2013
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the warwick foundation: supporting young aussie adults with cancer

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Australia’s only charitable foundation supporting young adults with cancer is reaching a significant milestone – celebrating five years supporting the unique needs of 18-40 year olds as they face the battle of their lives. Cancer amongst this age group is growing, with research showing that now every hour in Australia a young adult is diagnosed…
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Wednesday 17 July 2013
Art Culture Get Involved

consent culture needs you (and your art!)

Sarah Iuliano
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Calling all Lipsters: want to work towards abolishing rape culture with the chance of having your creativity seen? Newcastle-based consent workshop instructor, Nissa Lee of Secret Strength Self Defence is spearheading a grassroots project which aims to do just that. The OK Danger community collaboration of consent inspired artworks is broadly themed around sexual agency…
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Thursday 4 July 2013
Featured Film Get Involved

fatland: the movie

Siobhan
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‘I started daydreaming about a world with different beauty ideals from our own’, says film maker Tessa Musket about her 2012 film Fatland –  the story of a world where it’s cool to be fat. Fatland follows the life of Phoebe, a 19 year old girl who suffers from a disorder that prevents her from…
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Tuesday 2 July 2013
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a beautiful body project: a chat with photographer jade beall

Lexie Bean
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How do we grow into our beautiful bodies when we don’t see real portrayals of them around us? A Beautiful Body Project uses photography and book-making to celebrate women who have bodies and stories and all things that maintain their beauty as they change. This week we spoke to Jade Beall, founder of the A…
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Thursday 20 June 2013
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support “the ride: east coast” and Headspace

Freya Dumas
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We at Lip are huge fans (and media partners!) of crowdfunding website Pozible, and without them we likely wouldn’t have been able to publish some of our editions of lip. One of Pozible’s current top-rating projects (that has under 50 hours to go!) is ‘The Ride: East Coast’. The proposed project is a documentary, starring…
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
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get involved: walk towards equality

Lou Heinrich
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Picture an open sea. Dark, angry waves. Tightly-packed passengers on a rickety vessel – people who are hopeful for a new life, whose present danger is surpassed by the torture and death that is behind them. The raging ocean proved too much for a boat containing asylum seekers last week; it capsized and at least 55…
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Monday 27 May 2013
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women in development: empowering women to empower themselves

Matylda Buczko
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Women Deliver, one of the largest and most important international conferences on women’s health around the world, happens on May 27 to 30 in Malaysia. Bringing together the world’s most influential policy makers, academics, youth, media, health workers and advocates, the conference focuses on empowering girls and women through greater access to maternal, sexual and…
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Thursday 9 May 2013
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thank you mum: mother’s day initiative raises awareness for maternal health

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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This Mother’s Day, raise awareness as well as a smile by sending an e-card through not-for-profit group Marie Stopes International Australia. The healthcare organisation has launched the Thank You Mum initiative, which aims to raise awareness of maternal and newborn health issues in the Asia Pacific Region. By heading to the Thank You Mum website…
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Tuesday 7 May 2013
Arts Get Involved

rights! comedy! action!: using laughter to make a difference

Maryam K
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The struggle of women varies from one cultural context to the next and it’s often difficult for those outside to effectively assist their sisters in other parts of the world. It can be challenging to put together a culturally sensitive campaign that helps, rather than hinders the progress of women living in a different context…
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