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KICK LIKE A GIRL: THE FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

Issue 17 November 2016 – January 2017 PGK19.95 AUD9.95 Pacific Pencil


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for the future We’ve been supporting PNG since 1910. And we’re here to stay. That’s why we’ve chosen to invest more into PNG to make banking even easier. We’re developing innovative products like our new mobile banking service. And, we’re expanding our network of branches, ATMs, merchant and in-store banking facilities like never before. It’s all part of our commitment to building a brighter financial future for you and your children.

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EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS akanesi ofahengaue, alisha charteris, amanda donigi, ashlee betteridge, dagmara geyer, lapieh landu, leo babauta, michaela charteris, nickson i. piakal, philip kaupa, robyn jordan, sandhya dusk devi nand, shupiwe suffolk, sophie preece, tamara leacock, vanisha mishra-vakaoti

PHOTOGRAPHY akanesi ofahengaue, amanda donigi, baron walton gitte kama, johann tahija, katherine soutar, ropate kama, vanisha mishra-vakaoti

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EDITOR'S LETTER LETTERBOX BEHIND THE SCENES THE GROOVE SECOND TO NONE GUEST ARTIST Tupe Langi WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP Joanne Clarkson THE STREETS Seasonal Workers LOCAL TOURIST Exploring Somewhere New PASSING TIME Destination Reads

STELLA'S BOUDOIR 18 Lazy Girl’s Guide to Packing like a Pro 20 Nailed It! HEALTH & WELLBEING 30 How to Get Out of Funk Town 32 The Benefits of Routine LIVE POETS SOCIETY 45 Coward 91 Write for Infinity 115 You Deserve Happiness AT HOME 116 Fish & Aubergine Moilee / Mini Pineapple Pavlovas

Features

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CONTENTS COVER FEATURE 46 Kick Like a Girl: FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup TRAVEL 60 Cloud 9: Is this Real? 66 What’s in a Name? 70 Islander Outback FASHION 77 Presence LIFE 88 Being Human: Linda Griffin 92 Moving on from Violence: Femili PNG 96 Tanna Farms STELLA PACIFIC WRITING PRIZE II THEME: IN A CITY 102 In a City Where Magic is Dead WEDDING 104 Arieta and Josese


Get real. “I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real begins.” - Andy Warhol I recently went through some storage containers I’ve had in my mother’s shed for over a decade. I hadn’t stopped anywhere for long enough since coming home from my travels abroad to be able to get them out of her hair – even though she’d tried her very best at every opportunity. I went in through the cobwebs and dust thinking: if I haven’t needed this stuff in ten years, I doubt there is anything in here I should really keep (especially not the photo evidence from my less-than-fashionable youth). I threw out most of the archives, organised a bag for the op shop, and promised mum I would go through the boxes of books on my next visit, but I was also delighted to find my old typewriter and two working camera lenses with my manual Canon from 2001. In amongst the photos, I found a stack of free postcards with quotes on them that I used to collect from cafes and cinemas when I lived in Brisbane, including the quote above by Andy Warhol. I’m trying to recall what I would have thought of that quote when I picked it up more than ten years ago, with my limited life experience. When I read it again recently, it jolted me back to reality though. Things that appear to be real can be fundamentally artificial. And playing safe in a small pond is no way to grow. So, Dear Readers, Stella is getting really real.

I trust that when we do reach you, you find something positive within these pages to inspire and challenge you, and something that will solidify the importance of fighting for our human rights as women and as first nation’s peoples. Keep on defying the odds and living your life on purpose.

ED’S LETTER

With this issue we’re launching in 400 new newsagents throughout Australia and going into outlets in New Zealand and Asia for the very first time. What’s more real than leaving the comfort of home and putting yourself out there in the big wide world?

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