Spread the Yellow Wave

As a member of civil society, I am tired of the constant news about political violence in my country, not to mention the stories about foreigners being flown in to vote for Barisan Nasional (click on this article to read more: http://www.sarawakreport.org/2013/05/down-at-the-airport/). I am ready to do something about it and thanks to the fact that I […]

Ana the Foreign Mother

Not long after I started work at a women’s rights organisation, I was alerted by a friend that friend whose husband had taken her kids. This is how I learnt about the broken system in Malaysia and authorities who are quick to wash their hands off anything that smells of domestic problems. It is has […]

My Foray Into the Underground

As a girl of 14, sitting in the backseat of my dad’s car, I remember fuming to myself when I heard him say “Girls can’t do certain things.” “WHY NOT!”” I screamed at him silently in my head. So fueled was I by angsty teenage hormones and self-righteous anger, I actually scribbled down in pencil, […]

Undoing Damage

There are conversations you have with people that you can’t ever forget, even if you are no longer in their lives, or you in theirs. In 2009, I took on the role of editor for the Women’s Edition of Metior, Murdoch Guild’s student magazine. Part of my job constituted of commissioning articles, which is really […]