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Wednesday 11 May 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part thirteen – the girl who does too much

Madeleine Ryan
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Eat, sleep, bleed, repeat. The last week has been an anomaly. It’s no wonder that menstruation can also be called a period, because the definition I found online under “physics” said a period was: The interval of time between successive occurrences of the same state in an oscillatory or cyclic phenomenon, such as a mechanical…
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part twelve – meet your royal guinea pigness

Madeleine Ryan
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  Killing pill is like a spinning wheel and this little guinea-piggy finally landed on red. I got my first period after three months and only a withdrawal bleed to my name. The plot bloodies and thickens, as most timeless tales are wont to do. Given the focus of last week’s column, this is –…
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Wednesday 16 March 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part six – no woman’s land

Madeleine Ryan
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Hey, Where the Bloody Hell Are You? Can you see me? I’m waving across a deserted beach but there’s no one here and it looks like there’s no one coming? The sun is shining – surely you’re on your way? I’m trying to smile! I thought you saved me a spot, but you’re not here,…
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Wednesday 24 February 2016
Column Health Opinion

kill pill: part three – phantom menace

Madeleine Ryan
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Content warning: eating disorders   I have an image of the characters from Reservoir Dogs sitting around a table eating burgers inside my uterus. But instead of having names like Mr White or Mr Pink, they’re Mr Bloating and Mr Blood. And they’re probably ladies, not men. I’ve spent the last week eating metaphorical burgers…
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Thursday 3 December 2015
Art Arts Fashion

interview with lili murphy-johnson

Bridget Conway
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Inspiring young jewellery designer Lili Murphy-Johnson has created a stir with the unveiling of her first collection of pieces. Why, you ask? Because Lili’s jewellery is designed to reduce the stigma of menstruation by presenting itself as a no holds-barred collection of works that imitate the real-life stains and emotions that are involved in menstruation….
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Wednesday 23 September 2015
Column Comedy Health

period pieces: period stand up at melbourne fringe? oh, but she did

Loani Arman
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This is the final instalment of Period Pieces, upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. You can look back over her pieces here.   When I tell people I’m doing a stand up show called “PERIOD” for Melbourne Fringe, I’m usually met with a whole minute’s silence. There has been surprise,…
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Wednesday 16 September 2015
Column Health

period pieces: a letter from my period

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday.   Hey Loani, Miss me? It feels like ages since I last saw you. I heard you spent a lot of time with PMS when she was in town last month. Sounds like PMS…
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Wednesday 9 September 2015
Column Feminism Health Life

period pieces: 10 things i do during my period that i probably shouldn’t

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday.   1. Flush tampons We all know it’s not the right thing to do environmentally, but we’ve all done it. And we all know that when the work toilet blocks up and the plumber…
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Wednesday 2 September 2015
Comedy Feminism Health

period pieces: how to make a toilet paper pad

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday. Ask me for a painkiller and I’ve got 100 paracetamol tablets in my bag. I could deal that shit. Need some noodles? I’ve got you covered. There’s a 10 pack of Mie Ayam in…
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Tuesday 1 September 2015
Arts Books

myth busting women & literature: q&a with rosanna stevens

Ruth Scott
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At Myth Busting Women and Literature, a collaborative event between Feminartsy and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres in Canberra, three local women writers addressed a number of myths that seem to perpetuate the discourse of women in literature. Each panellist tackled their individual topic with humour and intelligence, drawing out the particular nuances present in…
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Wednesday 26 August 2015
Feminism Health

period pieces: this is the face of a man who is period proud

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday.   I was out to dinner with my partner last weekend at a busy restaurant when I dropped the contents of my handbag all over the floor. As I scrambled to…
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
Comedy Health

period pieces: are periods a pain?

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip for new instalments every Wednesday.   Two days ago, I was carrying my daughter through a doorway when she distracted me with her fifth projectile vomit for the day, and I stubbed my toe against the door. It…
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Wednesday 12 August 2015
Comedy Health Life Opinion Politics

period pieces: dear tampons

Loani Arman
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Period Pieces is Melbourne Fringe Festival comedian Loani Arman’s hilarious new series on menstruation. Be sure to check Lip every Wednesday for new instalments.   From:         Loani Arman (funny.lady.bits@gmail.com) Sent:           Wed, 12 August 2015 2:57:15 PM To:              Tampons (period.nation@gmail.com)   Dear Tampons, It’s time to break up. I remember the first time we…
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Sunday 5 July 2015
Arts

beauty in blood

Bridget Conway
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Jen Lewis began Beauty in Blood in 2012, a project dedicated to breaking down the taboo surrounding menstruation. We all have experience this taboo topic in some form or another, whether it’s being on the bleeding side or to grossed out side. Both of these positions are difficult to be in when menstruation is considered…
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