The Evil Queen

I’d start with
“Once Upon A Time”
But my story unlike hers
Isn’t a fairytale.
No, my lips weren’t
As red as a rose,
Instead, they were tainted purple
Bruised and battered
Like battle scars.
And no my hair wasn’t
As black as ebony
But it was blonde,
“The color … Continue Reading

A (Wo)man Among Men

Fa Mulan,

I stared, mesmerized, as the blade reflected your face, and with one swift motion, you chopped off your silky tresses. Six-year-old me watched you, fighting for your honor and proving yourself to be just as capable, if not more, as a man. It was such a refreshing change … Continue Reading

Benevolent Sexism and Its Hidden Harm

“The housework is my wife’s responsibility.” is a statement that leaves most of us agitated and questioning the person’s sexist mindset. While “Let me get the door for you.” inspires the romanticism of long lost chivalry. After all, Something that sounds so nice cannot be sexist, right?

These two statements Continue Reading

A Letter to Ada Lovelace

Dear Ada Lovelace,
I first saw your name in a corner of my computer science textbook, packed between the likes of Alan Turing and Bill Gates. I’d only just recognised my love for programming, but even then, seeing a woman’s name amongst the many men piqued my interest. You may … Continue Reading

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