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Monday 23 November 2020
Featured Life

Performing Pregnancy: It’s Time To Debunk The Pregnant Archetype

Frankie van Kan
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‘It’s a surprise,’ I say to my mother, ‘just wait outside with your phone.’ She agrees and takes her phone outside with the camera ready to shoot as I walk into my studio to get ready. When I emerge a few minutes later she struggles to control her  laughter while I navigate the garden path…
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Thursday 22 October 2020
Books

lip lit: the perfect world of miwako sumida by larissa Goenawan

Kaylia Payne
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In a word: Wow. Just…wow. What a beautiful, heartbreaking book. For what is at first glance a small and unassuming tale, it certainly packs a punch. That being said, it’s done in a really gentle way, with the writing used to carve out the story rather than build it. The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida…
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Thursday 3 September 2020
Opinion

COVID kilos: weight worries amidst a global pandemic

Krystal Maynard
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We’re bouncing between baking sourdough bread and practising Yoga with Adrienne. We’ve fiercely committed to comfy pants and rejected jeans. We’re bemoaning our expanding waistlines and the media have responded: just google Covid/quarantine kilos. We’re months into the global Covid-19 pandemic and weight worries still manage to be a concern. We’re lucky that in Melbourne,…
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Wednesday 5 August 2020
Featured Memoir

a four-letter day: a short essay on discovering the most versatile word in the english language

Krystal Maynard
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Do you remember the first time you felt free? The first time that you realised that while external factors, like your parents, teachers, money, the fact that you’re a 10-year-old child and don’t have a license to do, well, anything, doesn’t mean you have no control? I do. I remember distinctly and I relish the…
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Friday 24 July 2020
Featured

COVID-19 is a disaster for mothers’ employment. And no, working from home is not the solution

Leah Ruppanner, Caitlyn Collins, William Scarborough
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When COVID-19 hit, some commentators hailed it as an opportunity to revolutionise gender roles in heterosexual couples. But as public life froze overnight and homes became schools, daycare centres and offices, mothers have been placed under more pressure, not less. Our new study on workers in the United States shows that in the first months…
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Wednesday 22 July 2020
Arts

meet the winners of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “swampy” by emily white

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Emily White’s story, Swampy won the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Emily, plus their award-winning story! * Congratulations on winning this year’s RFP for Fiction, Emily! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I am Emily White, advocate for ecofeminism and a high fibre diet, and I am…
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Wednesday 22 July 2020
Arts

meet the winners of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “baby season” by vicky daddo

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Vicky Daddo’s story, Baby Season, placed second in the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Vicky, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on placing 2nd in this year’s RFP for Fiction, Vicky! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a writer based in Gippsland, Victoria, originally from the…
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Wednesday 22 July 2020
Arts

meet the winners of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “touch starve” by maude davey

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Maude Davey’s story, Touch Starve, placed third in the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Maude, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on placing 3rd in this year’s RFP for Fiction, Maude! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I am one of twins, born in the early sixties…
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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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