Author: Anwyn Crawford
Anwyn Crawford is a regular contributor to Overland.
208 Spring 2012: Features
A response to Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee (Overland 207) writes, ‘I expect many readers disagree with what I say about weight and fat, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong’. The implication is that she’s right, and that disagreement speaks in the voice of the oppressor. It is one of many reasons why I find Lee’s article – and identity politics more generally – to be a narrow and unhelpful frame for discussion.
Read 'Fat, privilege and resistance'
204 Spring 2011: Regulars
Possibly I’m misremembering, but somewhere tucked into the small corpus of published writing by the late JD Salinger is the line ‘The wise man lives without reputation.’ Like a lot of Salinger’s work, this exudes a certain perfumed mysticism, pungent but never quite attributable, befitting an author who devoted himself to kriya yoga, gurus and reading the Bhagavad Gita.
Read 'On the online life'
203 Winter 2011: Regulars
Hours, it took us, to build a fence the width of the gallery, running from wall to wall and topped with two strands of barbed wire that we had stubbornly and stupidly unwound with our bare hands, balancing on ladders, fixing the whole thing into place with industrial staples.
Read 'On grief'
Print Issue 200 Spring 2010: Features
Women, body image and capitalism
A chart hung above the chalkboard in Mrs Brandie’s classroom, written in the patient, legible hand of a primary school teacher. Black marker on white card, two columns: name, weight – Anwyn Crawford, 34 kg.
Read 'Permanent daylight'
Print Issue 197 Summer 2009: Features
The deplorable career of Nick Cave
It’s an old habit of Cave’s to refer to himself in royal terms, and he’s living proof that if you believe in your own cant for long enough, other people might eventually start believing it too.
Read 'The monarch of middlebrow'