Whatever Makes You Happy

by Devina Gunawan I am guilty. I have been telling a lot of people to be happy with themselves and the way they look. Because a part of me is angry at the society that has been dictating women on what is beautiful and what is not. And a lot of times, it shows in…

A voice for a pair of ears

by Devina Gunawan I struggle with my voice. I choke on my own words. I cry in silence and people know nothing about me. And I know I am not the only one. We struggle with acceptance, a warm place we can call home, and a home where we belong. Some of us are lucky,…

One Month of Every Year

By Devina Gunawan In the moments of painful cramps and death wishes upon oneself, a woman eventually comes to realize what disadvantage she has in the patriarchal society. I’d be damned to keep this to myself. Be damned to say it out. Might as well write it loud. Every month, I am faced by the…