Thirangie Jayatilake discusses what it's like to be the only student studying online at GSP, and the trials and tribulations of living through a pandemic.
Jamisyn Gleeson discusses women's rights, #notallmen, and why being a woman in 2021 is exhausting.
By Poppy Willis Long before J.K. Rowling was accused of transphobia in a 2020 Twitter storm, there was ample evidence to suggest she was always problematic, and the Harry Potter books aren’t exempt from coding her questionable values. But when you love a book, and indeed an entire story world, it’s easy to overlook certain … Continue reading Navigating the Trials and Tribulations of Being a Harry Potter Fan
Olivia Jay discusses How Millennials and Gen Z K-pop fans are using social media to enact change.
By Alistair Trapnell I was browsing the internet during a bout of procrastination and came across the term optimal anxiety. That can’t be right, I thought. I’ve always considered anxiety a negative emotion to either suffer through, suppress, or avoid entirely. How can even the slightest ounce of anxiety be considered good for you? Well, … Continue reading Is Optimal Anxiety Real and Can It Help Me?
By Marina Sano CW: Racism, discussions of hate crimesI came of age in the 2010s – so I’m old enough to have seen my cultural background transition from being ‘weird’ and something I felt I had to hide, to all of a sudden being trendy. But when East Asians are attacked in the streets, the … Continue reading Matcha Do About Anti-Asian Hate
Amelia Joy discusses 2000s pop culture, nostalgia, and how we treated female celebrities. Has the conversation changed since?
By Jing Xuan Teo The thing about growing up in Singapore is that despite being majority POC, we love white people. Maybe it’s the fact that there’s just not that many of them (rarity = want, its basic economics), or maybe it’s the fact that our leaders have entirely forgiven the British for colonial rule, … Continue reading On Internalized Racism and Speaking “Good” English
Musings of a Third Culture Kid By Piri Altraide ‘How come you moved around so much? Were your parents diplomats?’ It’s Christmas Day, 2020. My body feels warm, despite the tame weather, most likely because of the red I’d had with lunch and the humidity. I’m at an ‘orphans’ Christmas in Footscray hosted by my … Continue reading Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere
By Charlotte Armstrong Sifting through Facebook’s ads is no longer like mining for gold, but rather finding yourself at a buffet being served things you never said you liked or wanted, and now your plate is suddenly overflowing. Like most bad ideas, it started late at night. Scrolling absently through my Facebook feed, I … Continue reading The Soft Toy Scam: A Facebook Fraud?