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Wednesday 15 September 2021
Film

keep calm, stay queer: the 2021 queer screen film fest is here!

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From Thursday 16 September to Sunday 26 September, the 9th Queer Screen Film Fest will showcase documentaries and narrative feature films from 17 different countries in 18 different spoken languages – and you can watch them all from the comfort of your living room. Due to the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, the festival is,…
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Thursday 26 August 2021
Arts

meet the winners of the 2021 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “lady finger” by keshe chow

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Keshe Chow’s story, Lady Finger, won the 2021 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Keshe, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on winning this year’s RFP for Fiction, Keshe! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? In my day job, I’m a veterinarian – I’m actually a cat specialist! I…
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Thursday 26 August 2021
Arts

meet the winners of the 2021 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “mansion” by kerrin o’sullivan

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Kerrin O’Sullivan’s story, Mansion, placed second in the 2021 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. We look forward to bringing you our Q&A with Kerrin in the coming weeks but for now, please enjoy her award-winning story! * Mansion On Saturdays Dad takes us to the park. At least that’s what he tells us to say,…
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Thursday 26 August 2021
Arts

meet the winners of the 2021 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “here i am” by tanya vavilova

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Tanya Vavilova’s story, Here I Am, placed third in the 2021 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Tanya, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on placing third in this year’s RFP for Fiction, Tanya! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a Russian-Australian queer writer preoccupied with liminal spaces…
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Tuesday 10 August 2021
Politics

LGBTIQ+ people are being ignored in the census again. Not only is this discriminatory, it’s bad public policy

Elise Stephenson and Jack Hayes
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‘Do you know how many LGBTIQ+ folks live in Australia? It turns out no one does, and we’re not about to find out in the upcoming census.’ Courtney Act, an Australian drag queen and television personality, made this point on Facebook last week as part of Equality Australia’s push to have LGBTIQ+ people counted in…
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Friday 6 August 2021
Arts

how does the gaming community exclude marginalised groups?

Charlie Fletcher
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It certainly appears as though there are few industries without deep ethical problems. Yes, some of these issues will be behind the scenes. They might even be limited to older generations of leadership perpetuating outdated ideals. However, one medium that seems to have been especially problematic for some time now is video gaming. We’re going…
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Thursday 5 August 2021
Health

the top 5 things I wish I knew about breastfeeding (before I decided to breastfeed)

Amelia Wasserman
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As much as there are things I absolutely love about breastfeeding, the intense bonding, the convenience of being a walking milk bar, the calories it supposedly burns, the truth is I didn’t actually know what I was signing up for. Not that knowing the challenges would have changed my decision to breastfeed – just saying…
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Sunday 4 July 2021
Featured World

why has COVID disproportionately affected people of colour?

Charlie Fletcher
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The COVID-19 pandemic coincided with several revelations about racial injustice around the world. It’s become clear: systemic racism is still thriving. With vaccinations now underway, people are finally reflecting on the hardships people of colour (POC) faced in health and finance during this tumultuous year. Staying at home wasn’t an option While much of the…
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Tuesday 22 June 2021
Arts

the 2021 rachel funari prize for fiction: the winners

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We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2021 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is Keshe Chow for her story Lady Finger. Keshe receives a $1000 cash prize, and a collection of books courtesy of our sponsors. The 2021 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction was judged by Lip’s editorial team as well as…
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Tuesday 8 June 2021
Arts

the 2021 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

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The Lip team is pleased to announce the shortlist of the 2021 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Homing Stars – Tiffany Korssen Lady Finger – Keshe Chow The Tooth Seed – Hannah van Didden Nostos – Marina Deller Here I Am – Tanya Vavilova Lohmelle – Charlotte Guest Mansion – Kerrin O’Sullivan Margarita – Emily…
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Tuesday 1 June 2021
Books

lip lit: Q&A with author Emily Sun about her debut collection of poetry ‘Vociferate’

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Vociferate is West Australian writer Emily Sun’s debut poetry collection. In it, Emily meditates upon a range of issues that have shaped her world. Emily was born in British colonial Hong Kong to stateless diasporic-Chinese parents, who are descendants of Chinese sojourners to South-East Asian countries. Emily moved to England at age three before immigrating…
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Tuesday 18 May 2021
Art

art as therapy: painting the trauma of domestic violence

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Emerging Sydney artist, Claire Cassey, lived the first six years of her life as a child of domestic violence, often having to hide from her physically and emotionally abusive father. The imprint from that relationship followed her into adulthood and Claire lived through hell for over three years battling with the trauma inflicted by an…
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Monday 3 May 2021
Books

lip lit: Q&A with author Josephine Taylor about her debut novel Eye of a Rook

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Josephine Taylor’s new work of historical fiction brings into focus a hidden condition called vulvodynia. It’s a chronic pain experienced by too many women, many of whom are under 25. We spoke to Jo about the book, the condition and her research into the history of hysteria, female sexuality, and the treatment of the female…
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Thursday 29 April 2021
Fashion Opinion

conscious consuming: outfit repeating isn’t bad, but fast fashion is

Rachel Gregg
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Fast fashion is the world’s second largest pollutant, behind oil. This fact may surprise some; the outer appearance between oil and fabric pollutants seeming vastly different – and they are. Still, it’s the sheer volume and waste associated with the process of fast fashion that is making it deadlier than it seems. According to Business…
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