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Monday 14 October 2013
Culture Featured Life Opinion

is society obsessed with size?

Christina Bulbrook
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Image via Ron Henry Photography Bigger is better. The age-old phrase rings startlingly true at certain points in our lives (think: tracksuit pants, that glass of wine after a hard day, Anne Hathaway’s smile).  However, certain people will still frequently disagree, claiming compactness is the new black. Being of the generation who reached puberty just…
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Thursday 24 January 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: Skagboys

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Skagboys is the latest offering from Irvine Welsh, who burst onto the literary scene with the notorious Trainspotting (1993). Skagboys revisits the characters of Trainspotting, trailing them on a manic journey into the Edinburgh’s drug scene. Welsh describes it as a “why” book, investigating the characters, relationships and the broader society that the characters inhabit….
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Sunday 20 January 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: the convent

Lou Heinrich
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Does any women have complete power over her choices? The agency and reproductive rights of women come into question in Maureen McCarthy’s YA novel The Convent. McCarthy writes in her “Author’s Note”: ‘History is so often told from the male point of view, with the female experience either ignored or trivialised.’ In The Convent, she…
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Friday 27 July 2012
Uncategorised

but, you don’t look sick! the stigma behind invisible illness

lip magazine
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Imagine being told you looked too beautiful to be in pain. Unless you’re in a wheelchair or spluttering into a tissue, people don’t often tend to recognise any other type of pain. This can become frustrating for anyone who suffers from disorders like chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, anaemia, perthe’s disease, diabetes, depression and so on….
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Monday 23 July 2012
Opinion

nagging: a woman only zone

Kaylia Payne
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When I first moved out with my boyfriend (now husband), I’m not going to lie, it was tough. Neither of us was at all prepared for what co-habitation would actually involve. While we had the bills, grocery shopping, and actual running of our day to day lives under control much faster than I ever anticipated,…
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Monday 16 January 2012
Opinion

is it okay: to not wear a bra?

Elizabeth Flux
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Bras happen around the age of ten. While I don’t know what the experience is like for others, for me it was something I was dragged into almost kicking and screaming. In my mind, the ‘b’ word was something taboo, awkward, only to be mentioned on pain of death. One girl with no such restrictions,…
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Wednesday 11 January 2012
Opinion

she works hard for the money

lip magazine
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Money has been around, in one form or another, for nigh on thousands of years. The Yen, the Euro, The Australian dollar, Vietnamese dong, the British Pound, the Turkish Lyra. Money does indeed make the world go around. What started out in ancient civilizations as bartering a sheep for, I don’t know, a potential wife…
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Tuesday 3 January 2012
Opinion

travelling solo

Kaylia Payne
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From the 15th of January to the 1st of February I am travelling Europe solo; something that I have never done before. While I was expecting some concern, I never expected the barrage of criticism and advice that I have received over the last few months. I’m not naive enough to think that no woman…
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