The Irony of Menopause

Featured Illustration: Aishwarya Viswamitra My name is Aishwarya Viswamitra and I am a final year Master’s student studying lived experiences of menopause in India. Through qualitative interviews with menopausal and postmenopausal people, one of my study’s aims is to study social structures that play a role in an Indian woman’s menopause. One woman’s narrative of…

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Beautiful Inside and Out: A Conversation with Entrepreneur MJ Thomas

Entrepreneur MJ Thomas is the proud owner and founder of Malaya Studios in Pacifica, California. They offer lash, ink, skin, and wax services at two locations in the area with 10 resident artists and growing. Thomas also founded and is the lead educator at MalayaMade Pro Academy. She uses her 12 years of industry experience…

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Sarah Everard’s case: If those who are supposed to protect us abuse us, what options do we have left?

Featured Image: NBC News Earlier this year, Sarah Everard’s disappearance sparked the outrage of a nation. The 33-year-old woman was last seen in Clapham, South London late at night, only for her body to be found in Kent after almost ten days of investigation by the Metropolitan Police. On the 30th of September, Wayne Couzens,…

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Power or Peace?

Featured Illustration: Hepburn Shire Council I was looking through my journal from this past February 2021 and while most of it was begging the universe for a puppy, or to meet the Avengers cast, this one thought stuck out to me, and I thought it would be best to write about it briefly. I should…

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The Police Don’t Care About Women, And It’s Killing Us

Featured Illustration: Niki Groom When details emerged about Wayne Couzens’ criminal past, many of us were left wondering why he wasn’t stopped before taking Sarah Everard’s life. The answer lies in the hotbed of institutional misogyny within the police. Content warning: femicide, sexual assault, sexual harassment. A story we know all too well. . .…

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The Casual Trauma of “Happier Than Ever”

In her new album “Happier Than Ever” moody-eyed-Eilish takes a stab at the casual trauma of what it’s like to be a girl. I’ll give you a hint: it’s not great.

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Eponym/Legacy

Featured Artwork: ‘The Prophet’s Daughters’, a series by Gheorghe Virtosu Sometimes people don’t recognize my name They hear it and say it’s unique It’s an old Arabic name, I tell them What does it mean, they ask I tell them I’m not sure, as far as I know it doesn’t mean anything And then after…

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Voices Leak Identities: On Speaking Up

Featured Illustration: Camila Rosa Voices leak identities, someone told me recently when I confessed to being terrified of public speaking. I had been asked to present a lecture on the cultural aspects of slavery, for an online seminar. In spite of feeling confident about the topic, I was aware of a familiar pervasive feeling of…

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The Balanced Dualism of Portraying a Feminist Utopia: The Bold Type

Featured Image: The Bold Type, Freeform If you’ve scrolled through Netflix in search of a better alternative to Emily in Paris, chances are that your eye has caught Freeform’s critically acclaimed series The Bold Type. Premiered in 2017, the show’s four seasons have finally landed on Netflix and Hulu and have been trending ever since. As a…

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