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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Featured Life Travel

on the run, on my own: “completely on your own?”

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If you’d asked me a fortnight ago where I’d be right now, sitting in a beautiful park overlooking Sydney’s Bondi Beach probably wouldn’t have been my answer. But it’s true – and I’ve got the sunburn to prove it. You may be asking yourself a few questions right now. 1)      Who are you? 2)      How…
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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Featured Life Opinion

have a little tinder-ness: the pros and cons of a mobile dating app

Sarah Iuliano
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Just as Dr Frankenstein aimed to create the perfect man, my friends led me to dating app Tinder to have fun and/or find a decent one.  And thus, we were all confronted with monsters. There is much to say about Tinder: it’s quick, it’s anonymous, it can be fun, but it also has a bit…
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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Life Opinion

what to do after you’ve given yourself permission to shine?

Alice McShane
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  Has anyone else noticed the terrifying lack of instructions on how to actually go about loving yourself? However, there is an overwhelming amount of life improvement lists upon which this handy trick appears. Invariably loving yourself pops up in the top spot, number one in a list of ways to make yourself happy or…
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Saturday 26 April 2014
Life Opinion

retirement: will we ever experience it?

Shannon O'Keefe
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Australians have always been associated with hard work and they say with hard work there is a reward. Many of us work hard to feed our families and to pay the increasing amount of bills. We give up our valuable time and forgo things we love knowing that in years to come we can retire,…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Featured Life

‘I quit my job’: how the first step to finding fulfilment is actually a spectacular leap

Alice McShane
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There are a few distinctive events in life that have become inextricably linked in my imagination with their depictions in film and television. Fantasies of summer holidays, first dates, road trips or international travel always play out as picturesque montages with uplifting scores and glorious sunsets. Naturally, said daydreams gloss over (i.e. exclude completely) the…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Featured Life

creating yourself: an interview with jill jolliffe

Lou Heinrich
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    ‘In 1982 I reported on fighting between Polisario Front guerrillas and Moroccan troops in the Western Sahara, and in 1988 had an adrenaline-drenched experience when caught in a South African artillery attack, during Angola’s battle of Cuito Cuanavale.’ This is Jill Jolliffe, writing in Finding Santana, her book about travelling to meet an…
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Tuesday 25 March 2014
Life Opinion

my sister’s wedding

Heidi La Paglia
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On the 9th of March 2014 my sister got married to her long-term partner. Personally, I’ve never really been a fan of weddings. I don’t think that it is necessary to have a public celebration to express love for a partner; and I’ve never been one to agree with conforming to religious or heteronormative traditions. However,…
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Saturday 8 March 2014
featured Feminism Life Opinion

Happy International Women’s Day

Audrey K. Hulm
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Because today is my own very special day, where I get to celebrate what its like to be a woman in my own very special way I choose to pretend that I live in the society of my dreams and I will: Walk down the street in a skirt above my knee and not be…
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Saturday 8 March 2014
Featured Feminism Life

international women’s day: hopeful reflections for a feminist future

Ally Van Schilt
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My niece, Ella, turns two on March 8 this year. I’m undeniably jealous that she gets to be born on International Women’s Day; but on the other hand, I get to share my birthday with the late Jeff Buckley, Isaac Hanson, RuPaul and Rachel McAdams, so I guess that can be my consolation prize. Still,…
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Thursday 27 February 2014
Get Involved Life World

my volunteering experience: the need for service provision for women and children in nepal

Heidi La Paglia
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In January 2014 I went on a volunteer trip to Nepal with an organisation called Student Volunteer Placement’s International (SVPI). SVPI is a relatively new organisation that was founded a few years ago by Neville and Banita, an Australian couple. On a visit to Nepal, the couple met Keshab, the manager of the Children’s Welfare…
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Wednesday 19 February 2014
Culture Featured Feminism Life Sexuality

queer perspectives : pin-up dreams come true

Alisa P.
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In my previous article ‘The Power of Pin-up’ I wrote of how pin-up girls have inspired me since I was a teenager and my dream of one day becoming a pin-up. That dream came to fruition late last year. While scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed I noticed an advert for a pin-up photo-shoot hosted by…
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Monday 17 February 2014
Art Arts Comedy Feminism Life Theatre

theatre review: more female parts

Sarah Nathan-Truesdale
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  Presented by Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy, More Female Parts is a suite of three monologues written by Sara Hardy specifically to be performed and directed by Evelyn Krape and Lois Ellis, respectively.  Inspired by the original Female Parts, a series of monologues written in 1977 by Italian duo Dario Fo and Franca Rame, Hardy’s new work…
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Monday 17 February 2014
Culture Featured Feminism Get Involved Health Life

lip-readings : the weight-loss resolution

Shalailah Medhora
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At our recent Lip-readings event in Canberra on January 24, SBS Press Gallery Producer/Reporter Shalailah Medhora gave the following speech on the complex issue of weight loss and women. Told with her unique voice, her talk painted a frighteningly realistic picture of the body image issues that plague so many women – and we’re excited…
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Tuesday 11 February 2014
Culture Feminism Life

lip-readings : the need for resolution on same-sex marriage

Judy Aulich
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At our recent Lip-readings event in Canberra on January 24, Celebrant and writer Judy Aulich gave the following speech. Judy married 11 same-sex couples during the five-days in which it was legal in the ACT. Her talk was moving and powerful, and we’re excited to share it with you here. During New Year I was…
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