It is easy to assume that being an astronaut is a one-man job. The truth is, behind the success of an astronaut landing on the moon or a spacecraft orbiting another planet, there lays the hard work of engineers. The movie Hidden Figures (2017) emphasizes on the impactful work by African-American engineers, specifically Katherine Johnson, […]Read more "Movie: Hidden Figures (2017)"
Menurut dosen filsafat Universitas Indonesia, Gadis Arivia, feminisme haruslah inklusif dan majemuk. Pada dasarnya, ideologi feminisme harus mengacu kepada interseksionalitas yang mencakup setiap gender, etnis, dan seksualitas. Seseorang bukanlah feminis apabila ia mendukung hak wanita karir tetapi mencemooh, biasanya dengan dasar-dasar gamblang agamawi, pilihan wanita panggilan dalam mengekspresikan seksualitasnya. Seseorang bukanlah feminis apabila ia mendukung […]Read more "Perempuan Penembus Batas (Majalah Tempo) dan Interseksionalitas Feminisme"
On January 11 2017, Carla Diane Hayden — the librarian of Congress — tweeted this picture of her with a 4-year-old little girl: Having read approximately 1000 books, the 4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana had the opportunity to become “Librarian of the Day” in the Library of Congress. A real child prodigy, Daliyah began to acknowledge […]Read more "Daliyah Marie Arana: the 4-year-old girl who has read 1000 books"
Popular cultures always depict black people in a certain type of way. Most of the times, black people are only used as props to their white acquaintances. These stereotypes can be seen a lot in every Hollywood movies and “New York Times appointed” bestseller novels — black women are constantly pictured in mainstream media as […]Read more "issa rae: killing the stereotypes of black women on mainstream media"
I wrote this article for an online magazine the other day.. It’s about Sekar Puti, the woman behind Derau (a brand for home-made ceramics). I just find it so cool how she manifests her feminism into arts! Read her interview with Whiteboard Journal: here “Girls—women from all ages, ethnicities, and tendencies. Their stories, politics, and […]Read more "Derau: Home-made ceramics by Sekar Puti"
For a Singapore university’s mandatory essay, I wrote about Mindy Kaling. That essay eventually led me to be accepted to do the entrance exam, but I was not accepted for the real 4-years university experience. Anyway, I’ve been a fan of Kaling since forever and I’m intrigued by her choices in life. Born as Vera Mindy Chokalingham from both […]Read more "Mindy Kaling"
Kat Cole literally goes from being a Hooters’ waitress (the middle one) to the CEO of Cinnabon. When I first saw Kat Cole’s appearance, I quickly assumed that white-privilege and white beauty have helped her to go from being a waitress to a CEO. It might be true, yet I shouldn’t have downsized her struggles. Growing up with […]Read more "KAT COLE, THE CEO OF CINNABON"