Peppermint Issue 42

The Hear Us Roar Issue

• Making herstory • A life without waste • The last female taboo • First-nation fashion • Love your gut • The no-shave movement • #memade wardrobes • DIY Australian native plant oil soap • Free everyday dress pattern •

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A print magazine about style, sustainability and substance

Climate Emergency Seljak brand

It’s a Climate Emergency

Sisters Sam and Karina Seljak founded Seljak Brand – a recycled wool blanket line produced in a resolutely circular manufacturing...

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The Essentials Club

Op shop upcycling tricks!

Do you love op shopping as much as we love op shopping? That’s a rhetorical question obviously as surely no...

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Rebecca Ray on Happiness

The Counterintuitive Path to Happiness

Dr Rebecca Ray is an writer, speaker and happiness enthusiast who’s been a clinical psychologist for over a decade. The...

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Potato tacos

RECIPE: Chipotle Potato Tacos

As winter continues to do what winter does best, ie make us crave carbs 24/7, we’ve got the most perfect...

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Make your own shampoo and conditioner!

Sustainable living advocate Rebecca Sullivan has made an art form of natural living, with books on everything from edible flowers to...

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Waste-free pets, zero waste living

Zero-waste pets!

They’re part of the family and pretty cute to boot, but how does reducing your waste translate to the furriest...

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The essentials club

The Essentials Club

We LOVE it when we stumble upon someone doing something awesome in the sustainable fashion and lifestyle space, which is...

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Peppermint magazine sewing school

FREE PATTERN: THE EVERYDAY DRESS!

If you’re looking for the perfect throw-on-and-look-awesome frock, you need to look no further – it’s right here, in the...

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CIAF

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

With Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) just a few short weeks away, these photos give a taste of what’s to...

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LavenderFinalEdit

Waste-Free Living: DIY DEODORANT

In the second of our extracts from Lauren and Oberon Carter’s ‘A Family Guide to Waste-Free Living’ – a book...

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Bank Australia Clean Money

THE CLEAN MONEY REVOLUTION

In Issue 41, we took an in-depth look at clean money – what it means, and why it matters. With...

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Peppermint magazine Wrap skirt #memademay

#memademay – the Peppermint wrap skirt!

With so many clever sew-and-sews whipping up their very own Issue 41 Peppermint wrap skirt as part of #memademay, we...

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Femininity is personal, and powerful, and it can never be taken away from you.

- ALEX ANDREWS, ISSUE 42

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  • Today is the last day to nab yourself this beautiful issue... run don’t walk to your nearest stockist before she’s gone!
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  • "Youth are seeing role models and possibilities that await them – there’s a general sense that people are leaving screenings feeling inspired, women are feeling nourished, seen, heard and represented, and a lot of men want to know how they can help. That’s men in radio, major labels, managers, musicians, all willing to be part of this conversation. That’s really the way forward: everyone has to be in the room together.”⁠
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As the daughter of artists, it’s no surprise our current cover star Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore has pursued a creative career: she’s directed music videos for some of Australia’s most exciting female musicians. But in her 2018 doco @hersound_herstory, co-directed with Michelle Grace Hunder, Claudia found a new way to let these women tell their stories – and to understand her own. Read more in issue 42 – only on sale a few more days!⁠
📷 Claudia and Emerald Macgill #peppermintmagazine #hersoundherstory #womensempowerment #womensvoices #womeninmusic
  • Repost about the devastating fires currently raging in the Amazon rainforest by @extinctionrebellion
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The Amazon's raging forest fires are so extreme that the smoke can be seen from space. The fires have been burning for three weeks.⁣
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The Amazon rain forest covers an area of 6million km2 and spreads over nine countries.⁣
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The Amazon homes a fifth of all of the world's species, including 15,000 types of tree. There are roughly 300 billion trees in the Amazon in total.⁣
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Studies suggest that the Amazon absorbs around 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year, playing a crucial role in stabilising our climate.⁣
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Indigenous groups living in the Amazon for thousands of years have been resisting the destruction of their ancestral home, often at the cost of their own lives. Their wisdom has been ignored by many, including Brazilian President, Jair Bolsanaro, who is prioritising Amazon resource extraction for economic gain.⁣
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We must #TellTheTruth. It's time to #ActNow to stop the destruction of our precious ecosystems.⁣
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Photos: INPE & NASA⁣
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#ExtinctionRebellion #PrayForAmazonia #Amazon #SaveTheAmazon #ClimateCrisis #OurLungsAreOnFire

EDIT: Since posting we’ve become aware that this is an old image that’s currently circulating. The fires are still just as devastating, but this image is from many years ago.
  • 🎉🎉🎉 FLORA TEE FLASH SALE! 🎉🎉🎉 From now until Sunday we're offering a whopping $20 off the price of the lovely Peppermint Flora tee to help celebrate our birthday week – so you can make one your own for only $30 + shipping! Our beautiful, limited edition t-shirt was ethically made and hand-screenprinted using 100% GOTS-Certified Organic Cotton and organic dyes, and created in partnership with @liminalapparel and @freesetglobal – who provide employment for women who’ve survived sex trafficking. Produced in very limited quantities, when they're gone they're gone (eek!) so use the code FLORALOVE to grab yours for a snip today!⁠
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  • It's our 11th birthday! 🎉⁠
We're super proud of the last 11 years and all that we have achieved as an indie mag with a mission to make change in the world. Thanks to you, dear readers, we've raised $20k for charity, planted hundreds of trees to capture carbon, worked with inspiring changemakers, won awards and – most importantly – helped to create meaningful change in all our lives, and in our beloved community. What's been your favourite issue? Tell us what your favourite cover was? We'd love to hear! (And if you'd like to get us a present, we'd love if you would subscribe 🎁).⁠
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  • "The truth about my hairless habits (and probably yours, too) seems to stem from a time around 1915 when female body hair took on an entirely new meaning. Harper’s Bazaar first ran an advert for a depilatory powder declaring women’s body hair as ‘objectionable’. And Gillette, the well-known hair-removal heavyweight, was eager to conquer an untapped market. Wartime had secured men as avid consumers of their products – a clean-shaven face was expected for military service – but selling the concept of hair removal to women was a new challenge. Advertisers weren’t sure how to connect shaving to their daily lives or to persuade them to remove hair from places men did not."⁠
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Equality campaigner Alex Andrews, founder of  @gethairyfebruary, explores how women have been conditioned to remove their body hair over the last century – and discovers the freedom that can come from letting it grow. Read more in issue 42, on shelves until the end of the week.⁠
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