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Monday 11 November 2013
Featured

hefty lasses don’t need to apologise

Felicity Cull
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I just read Suzanne Rofe’s piece on negotiating life as a “hefty lass”.  I understand everything she had to say. But I am sad that I do. I was once with a friend and we were indulging ourselves by watching the trite rom com about death, Moonlight and Valentino (featuring Jon Bon Jovi). A character…
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Monday 10 June 2013
Film Opinion

fat stigma, stereotypes, and why we’re still laughing

Caitlin Gordon-King
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When I was a kid, my little sister and I would kill time by making videos. Amongst re-makes of Titanic and Twilight, one of our favourite videos to make was a mock, weight-loss reality T.V. show. This entailed me shoving pillows up my sweater and stomping around in front of a camera. I’d rub chocolate…
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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 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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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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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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Monday 22 October 2012
Culture Featured

interview: lexie, ‘attention: people with body parts’

Ruby Mahoney
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Do you ever worry about how your body and/or body parts are perceived by society? Attention: People With Body Parts is a new international project that aims to address the issues of body image – to encourage us to celebrate our body parts and their connections to ourselves and to others. ‘Our bodies are filled…
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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 12 September 2012
Featured Opinion

because skinny women are “real women” too

lip magazine
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Real women have curves: the unfortunate slogan of the backlash to a media dominated by stick-thin girls with flawless skin and either disproportionate or no curves. To a fashion industry creating ideals that are near impossible for women to live up to, without sacrificing their health. What was once a stance against heavy Photoshopping and…
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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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Monday 20 August 2012
Fashion Opinion

that’s not my size

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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There are lots of fashion labels and companies that have savvy fashion marketing and do it well. Domino Dollhouse, an independent American plus size brand is one such company I can think of. Autograph, an Australian brand, does a relatively decent job too. Then, there are the companies that make you think, at best, that…
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Monday 13 August 2012
Opinion

witchery introduces a size sixteen

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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This morning, I was reluctantly watching Sunrise (I know, I know) when, what I assume is a regular rotating panel of women came on to discuss the current issues. One of today’s current issues was: Australian retailer, Witchery, is now introducing a size sixteen to their range. The women were asked what they thought of…
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Monday 6 August 2012
Opinion

the leisel jones weight debate

Kaylia Payne
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Just before the London Olympics were set to begin, harsh comments about Leisel Jone’s weight began to arise. Well… they were harsh if you are of one opinion. If you’re of the other, then they were fair comments. While I can guess which side of the fence Lip readers will be on, I am not…
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