The Woes of an Indian Muslim Sister

By Nurul Deanna – I am an Indian Muslim. No, I did not convert. No, I am not Hindu (did I already mention I’m Muslim?). I am Indian and yes, I’m very sure that I’m Muslim. I remember when I was in a Grab on the way to work for my internship. The driver took…

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Of Boobs and Babat: A Story About My Body

by Raudah __ As a plus-size woman, body image is an inner demon that I have fought, lost and have a love-hate relationship with over the years. Heck, sometimes we have brunch on weekends.  I dislike my body. Everything is too much; my feet are too big and I am not able to buy cute…

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Education as a weapon for narcissistic abuse

by Sya Taha _ “I don’t know what I did wrong, but perhaps, you are too educated!” My father said to me to end a big quarrel we had. It worked. I was so dumbfounded at this accusation that I shrank away. He had always been, as I perceived, my biggest fan and supporter in…

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The Pure Bloods

by Hadad __ I’ve debated with myself about writing this piece. I’m not sure how it will be received by either the public or my community. I’ve been concerned with this topic for a number of years now, and as much as I want to talk about it, I also want to keep it to…

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“You’re Not Like Other Malays”

by Firqin Sumartono When I was in university discussing available scholarships for graduate school with a friend, I suggested that she look within her community for available scholarships, since that was what I was doing. She replied and looked at me as if I understood what she was implying, “Chinese scholarships are so competitive! Everyone’s…

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Affording Ignorance

by Atifa Othman The words of someone’s father once slammed me in my face like a truck when he assumed I was leeching his son’s money and influencing him to do drugs. He wasn’t the only parent to think that of me. I recently stirred problems because of the exact same assumptions by someone else’s…

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