First Person

Say their names.

Reading Time: 2 minutes A little less than a year ago, news of 35-year-old V. Mugilarasu’s death at the hands of police broke out on social media, launching its

Call me selfish but..

Reading Time: 4 minutes In recollecting his personal experience as a university freshman, writer Thaqif highlights the constant struggle of balancing a healthy social life and COVID restrictions and the impacts this has on mental health.

I loathe and took an oath

Reading Time: 2 minutes A poem, written by Afiqa Khalieda. When I was young, I had an ambition. To be anything but my parents. whom I loathe and took

RUNNING OUT OF TIME by Durrah Sharifah Ahmad Azlan

Reading Time: 3 minutes The writer ends the narrative with well-wishes for anyone who relates to the content written and attempts to comfort the readers, or rather, herself, that it’s okay to make life choices for the short-term pleasures rather than having to calculate everything just so it adds value to the future.

SOBER, QUEER & UNWELCOME by B. Garland

Reading Time: 3 minutes Just as much as I am advocated to play into the liberation of body, mind, and soul, I am constantly reminded by the hoops that I am made to leap into for the sake of gaining any leverage within these communities or indeed, covens.

THE NEVER ENDING BUSINESS: TO RESCUE OURSELVES by ZULKEFLI ZAIDI

Reading Time: 4 minutes This write-up was written to inspire anybody who is in search of strength to take charge of their lives. Notwithstanding that the future is filled with surprises, it is absolutely fine to hope for the better. Here is a story that we are never alone in fighting our fears and on this account, we hope it awakens our sense of urgency.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WISH, BUT…

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is never going to be real happiness and freedom until everyone is held accountable for their wrongdoings. We need to realize that we are all one. We deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and dignity. Until this happens, until there is real change, I guess this Deepavali, I am going to tame the bitterness in my mouth with every sweet treat I can find closest to me.