Feminism 201- The Modern Woman

by Daniella Djiogan Society says she’s promiscuous because she wears a short skirt She’s paid less than her male co-worker because she’s a woman She wears tons of makeup in order to hide her insecurities She can’t be the president or CEO because that’s a male dominant occupation She must be married by her 27th birthday…

Love Wins

by Devina Gunawan I remember the first time I saw her, and my heart skipped a beat. I remember feeling so much for someone I was not supposed to feel that way to. I remember them telling me, “You have to stop.” I remember crying at night, wondering what was wrong with me. What was…

Going Color Blind

by Devina Gunawan I appreciate women’s beauty. Every woman. Call it the nature of being a visual artist, I do think that every woman is beautiful. Unfortunately, lately I have been seeing less and less colors in women walking by. Women have been busy coloring their faces and putting on colorful outfits that make them…

Confession of a Modern Woman

by Devina Gunawan I grew up with boys. I know how their biological structures are, and how women’s are. And I know that the world sees women’s structures as biological disadvantage. Compared to men, apparently. I grew up with ideas that I could do what men could. That I could be whatever I wanted. I…

The Last Day in Pau

by Devina Gunawan I woke up feeling nauseaous. The big room that I had been staying in for over a week now grew bigger and colder and emptier. My clothes were stuffed in my luggage, my files stapled and stacked in my purse, and my many pairs of shoes were no longer on the front…