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issue 86

Ooh, lookie here – there’s a brand-new issue of frankie on sale in Australia today! Let’s all do a celebratory jig. Inside issue 86 you’ll meet folks who’ve taken a leap to start their lives from scratch; a group of intellectually disabled Kiwis taking financial independence into their own hands; and the outspoken ladies of Australia’s feminist history. There’s colourful weaving, the history of fruit (giant sloths, testicles and poisoned watermelons included), plus some ideas for what to do if you have a run-in with your ex. Know someone going through a rough time? Well, we’ve popped together some care packages for break-ups, international travellers, sickies and new bubs – allow us to help you out. Alongside all those tasty bits, you’ll find some rather spooky tales from frankie friends; a few tips on how not to get a shit job; critters on camera; springtime threads; and books from the ’80s that you’ll actually want to read. Phewph! Hope you enjoy, chums.


We chomped our way through some crispy, salty snacks.


The powerful history of Australia’s feminist revolution.


Giant sloths, testicles, poison watermelons and other fruity tales.


Sweet care packages for pals who are going through some things.

Across the ditch: issue 86 should hit stores in New Zealand on October 29th. Ask your local stockist if it's not on shelves then.

Overseas readers: We'll be with you shortly (click here to find out when), but if that's too far away, you can order a copy online and we'll send it straight out.