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Wednesday 24 June 2020
Arts

the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: the winners

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We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is Emily White for their story Swampy. Emily receives a $1000 cash prize, a 12-month membership to Writers Victoria, a 12-month digital membership to Kill Your Darlings, and a collection of books courtesy of our sponsors. The 2020 Rachel…
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Saturday 20 June 2020
Featured Health

is the US bullying the UN to dump sexual and reproductive rights?

Amy Haddad
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In the middle of a pandemic, the US is opposing women’s basic human right to determine what happens to their bodies. The world appears to be marching backwards, not forwards, writes Amy Haddad. Unless you are a multilateral gender nerd like me you may not know that 2020 is the 20th anniversary of UN Security…
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Friday 19 June 2020
Art TV

TV talk: season two of ‘shrill’ wears its heart on its colourful sleeve

Nicola Frassetto
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The supportive best friend. The tragic sad girl. We’ve seen characters from marginalised communities delivered straight from the production line, neatly packaged within these stereotypes for moral convenience. But Annie Easton, heroine of Shrill, proves something different is possible: a character who is equally flawed and inspiring. Watching Annie grow at a rate of fits…
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Tuesday 16 June 2020
Featured Memoir

neither here nor there: a woman’s identity between cultures

Famida Zana
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The summer before my grandmother passed away, she visited me and my family in Australia. I sat with her one sunny afternoon as she told me about her life growing up in a Bangladeshi village and having an arranged marriage at the age of 12. I listened as she recounted how her father, my great-grandfather,…
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Wednesday 10 June 2020
Arts

the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

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The Lip team is pleased to announce the shortlist of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Plant Life – Tanya VavilovaArrow – Mia-Francesca McAuslanBaby Season – Vicky DaddoTouch Starve – Maude DaveySwampy – Emily WhiteEarth House – Hollen Singletonhere/after – Laura McCluskeyAnd All Our Yesterdays – Elizabeth FluxHazard Lights – Zoë BradleyWatching – Zowie…
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Thursday 9 April 2020
Featured

women are not babysitters for the economy

Julie Smith, Australian National University
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There are lively discussions going on about the gendered impacts of coronavirus and how so much policy tends to be male-centric. It might not be intentional, but the problem with unconscious bias is it doesn’t see what it doesn’t want to know. The current crisis has brought to the forefront the size and importance of…
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Tuesday 24 March 2020
Arts Featured

meet the judges of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: jennifer down

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the incredible people who make up the judging panel of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author Jennifer Down. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing? That…
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Friday 20 March 2020
Arts Books

lip lit: Q&A with author catherine noske on her debut novel, The Salt Madonna

Josephine Mandarano
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This is the story of a crime. This is the story of a miracle. There are two stories here. Catherine Noske’s debut novel The Salt Madonna is set on the fictional island of Chesil, where a single terrible event begets religious hysteria that threatens to destroy a close-knit community. The book, which was a decade in…
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Monday 16 March 2020
Arts Books

meet the judges of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: eleni hale

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the incredible people who make up the judging panel of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, author Eleni Hale. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing? Without diverse…
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Tuesday 10 March 2020
Arts Books

meet the judges of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: rae white

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the incredible people who make up the judging panel of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet poet, writer and zinester, Rae White. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation…
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Friday 28 February 2020
Life Memoir

memoir: only this and nothing more

Emma Brooker
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Have you ever felt that thundering ache in your chest, like your heart was going to explode? Rupture? Like it was you under the floorboards in an Edgar Allen Poe poem? The imminent booming becoming louder and louder and louder until it eventually drives you insane? And everyone just looks the other way? We all…
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Tuesday 25 February 2020
Featured Sexuality

choke me, daddy? the subversive power of consensual pain

Emma Maguire
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Have you ever played around with power roles in the bedroom? Maybe you’ve tried some teacher/student role play? Maybe you’ve dabbled in restraints or spanking? Maybe you’ve had a partner ask you to choke them during sex? It can be a turn-on to be given total power over your partner’s body, or to give up…
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Wednesday 22 January 2020
Arts News

YA author steph bowe remembered as a “beautiful human”

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The Lip team is saddened to learn of the recent death of Australian YA author, Steph Bowe, from complications related to T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma, which she was diagnosed with in April 2019. She was 25. Steph published her first novel, Boy Meets Girl, at just sixteen years old and went on to publish two…
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Wednesday 22 January 2020
Life Memoir Opinion Sexuality

the problem with desire

Frankie Van Kan
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  The room spun around me, blurring the faces that stared out at me from all directions. I reached for the wall to steady myself and realised too late I’d missed the mark. My body fell to the floor. Ashley laughed at me and continued her drunken dance to Arrested Development’s Mr Wendal. From my…
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