Penned down in the aughts of the pandemic, contributor Wan Adam unclogs a stream of conciousness in the wake of loss, isolation and finding a means to make sense of things in the absence of self.
This short poem and prose was written by Afiqa Khalieda.
Such is important to keep us alive, with the fear we have been enveloped within - shaped upon the consequences introduced by the shift of 2020.
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.
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.
Rezeki is a photo series curated by Mazri Ismail
This write-up was written to inspire those 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.
Transcultural Lullabies is an audio-visual project by Rohingya poet Mayyu Ali and Malaysian artist Sharon Chin, pairing Rohingya and Malay folksongs unified with a patterned artwork in an effort to bridge the two cultures.
Written for the Reproductive Rights Advocacy Alliance Malaysia (RRAAM) Hew Li-Sha is a practising corporate lawyer and feminist.