I remember the first place I moved out to. It was still, serene, as all plodding outskirts of farm properties are. I thought it was apt that I resided next to a cemetery. It was the attractive part, curated with manicured grass and linear rows of granite headstones. At day, you were meant to grieve; at night, you were meant to avoid it.
Racial fetishisation is covert sexualised racism.
“I thought that if you could leave and learn and see beyond your own back fence you were somehow no longer trapped like cattle in the run.”
“While code-switching may be fun for some, it is an unfortunate necessity for others.”
My moonstone ring was bought when I was soul searching and needed balance, and my necklace was a gift from a dear friend which reminds me that we are all connected. My tattoo was also born out of my love, my femininity, my beliefs—it is an unfinished body, an unfinished writing of culture.
In the English language, we subconsciously place our words in a particular order; articles follow adjectives, with nouns close behind. Perhaps in an example of life imitating art, we order our intersectionality in a manner that mirrors the structure of the English language.
As an asexual activist and a sexual assault survivor-advocate, my personal interest in the curriculum lies in its guidelines on Sex Education. What are teenagers and pre-teens being taught about asexuality, as well as other queer* identities?
From Instagram memes to natal charts, astrology has had a long and unspoken sense of prominence in many people’s searches for identity. Is there any value in turning to the occult for answers?
The historical narratives that we are typically fed in educational and mainstream spaces often prioritise white history and white culture. Where is the ‘other’ side of history?
At the end of another re-watch, having by now contributed significantly to the video’s 50 million views, I still feel somewhat blindsided. I argue that Styles’ breadcrumbing of bisexual symbolism has culminated in a brand that serves him well.