RUNCIT DENGAN SKIN

Reading Time: 5 minutes Mula’s first-ever beauty editorial features your local Kedai Runcit, AKA the convenience store, and the multitudinous range of skincare products it provides.

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THE GIRLS WITH POTENTIAL: Isabella Walton

Reading Time: 5 minutes We summarise what ADHD is and the impact it has on our lives. This is illustrated through a collection of our home footage. Throughout our childhood, we have constantly heard, that we are ‘almost there’ but have yet to reach our “potential.” This film will expose how toxic this type of feedback is for hardworking messy women like myself in the long run. This is supported by the words of Psychiatrist/ ADHD Specialist Morris Zwi who explains that women with ADHD do exist, and we need to support them.

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WE WENT TO WATCH ALADDIN THE MUSICAL IN SINGAPORE!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whether you grew up watching Disney classics or you’re a fan of musicals, Aladdin the musical is a treat for your senses. From the lavish sets to the stunning costumes, they have spared no expense in making the world of Aladdin come to life. The best part? The Disney magic of course. Text by Hazirah and Photos by Sabrina

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KAMI (1982) BY ALIF AZIZAN

Reading Time: 5 minutes Kami (which means “Us” if you are a non Malay speaker) was directed by Patrick Yeoh, who was a film critic and a respected figure in the history of Malaysian cinematography. This film serves as Sudirman’s debut and last film due to its (well, not so encouraging) performance on the big screen. The film revolves around the lives of two adolescents, Tookoo (played by Sudirman) and Din (acted by child actor Zul Zamanhuri) trying to survive the big city of Kuala Lumpur.

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MY FLUCTUATING BODY WEIGHT by ATSHAYA JAYADEV

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was such a classic Malaysian thing to do by commenting on someone else’s physical appearance. I feel like people back home, especially the older generation, tend to be quite judgmental when it comes to physical appearance be it weight, skin colour, your choice in clothing, piercings, tattoos, etc. You get the idea. People wouldn’t even ask how I was doing or cared about my wellbeing.

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KARA INEZ ON ART: A DISCUSSION ON FEMINISM AND ITS IDENTITY IN ART

Reading Time: 8 minutes Porn was a topic touched on during one of these interviews. It is not just porn but the media as a whole that bombards us with one sided representations of the female body. The vulva for example is portrayed as hairless and tucked in when in reality vulvas come in all shapes, colours and sizes. I rarely come across long labials in porn. This is very harmful for women as well as men who only have the media as a source of reference for how female bodies should look like. Kara Inez talks about Feminism and its identity and Art

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OI BOTAK

Reading Time: 3 minutes One morning I woke up, I felt a breeze on my head. For the first time, I actually felt really naked with clothes on. I was 11. I remembered yesterday, I told my mom I had kutu. She was freaked out, of course. I was her first born. Nobody had it before me, and probably if my siblings would have it, it would be after me with more experience.

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WOMEN’S MARCH IN MALAYSIA AND FEMINISM by LI YI

Reading Time: 4 minutes Due to these different forms, feminism is no longer an ideology for the heterosexual or homosexual women, it now embraces people of different spectrums including heterosexual men as long as they truly understand the ideology.

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HANGING OUT WITH ALIF AND SONAONE

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As this fan club wraps up its conversation with the boys, the feeling is truly one of relief, satisfaction and in fact joy. The guys have not let us down, they’re energy and personas are ones of realness and positivity. We are excited, and can honestly say, you should be too. New music for a new Malaysia and we can’t wait to grow with them.

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ARUS BINTI

Reading Time: < 1 minute An installation and poetry by Dhan Illiani. Arus Binti is about a girl finding faith in herself and her voice through life’s trials and tribulations. Arus Binti is an ode to women who are resilient to what life throws at them. They are the softness that doesn’t break.

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THE REALITY OF OUR FASHION EDUCATION IN MALAYSIA BY XIA YI

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have always wanted to initiate a conversation amongst fashion creatives who went through this exact struggle as I did. I was born and raised in a family of incredibly strong women who constantly had to wear the pants. Growing up in a working class family, I was heavily influenced by my mother’s career path. Xia Yi on the reality of our education on Malaysia

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SWIMMING POOLS

Reading Time: < 1 minute The way you turn & look at me, makes ripples in my heart, the same way there are ripples in the swimming pool when we dip our feet into them.

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