A Dress Made of Gold

by Devina   She wore a dress made of gold, Her feet on silver lace heels, A crown of rubies and diamonds, The only one fitting for a queen.   He came over and swept her off her feet, Took her to his castle, wedded her, Called her love and wrapped her in silk, Kisses…

Love in the Era of Madness

By Devina Gunawan They say, there is someone out there for you. Snow White sang, “I’m wishing, for the one I love to find me today.” I find it amusing how that bloody song could get stuck in my head for so long. But I grew up that way, thinking that there was a prince…

Somewhere between Elsa and Anna

by Devina Gunawan Disney has changed in some ways since I last saw the 1950’s Cinderella. There have been movies that are not revolving around a princess who is waiting, or in love with a prince. Take ‘Brave’ for instance, Princess Merida fights for her own hand and will never let herself be won like…

Il Corpo Delle Donne: Beauty and Brains

by Devina Gunawan Women’s bodies have been used as tools. They have been source of entertainment. They are the icon of beauty. They are the pride and the downfall of women. I was aghast watching the video of Il Corpo Delle Donne in my Italian class. We were learning about gender issues in Italy, yes,…

Rebellion is Us

by Devina Gunawan The only thing that remains unchanged, is the fact that everything changes overtime. Changes are triggered by many things, such things like revolts. “Do not talk about your woman problem out loud,” I would be reminded, by the older women in my family. “You are already at the age when you should…