Hey all, I’m back again with another article for this segment as promised and I will continue to keep posting every two weeks for as long as my editor is happy with me and doesn’t fire me. So, without further adieu, I present to you this week’s post on terminology and slurs. First up, the ever-popular term ‘gay’. ‘Gay’ is used to refer to a male … Continue reading Inqueery: Terminology vs Slurs
Continuation of K.R #9. I felt at ease with Stephen. This was strange to me given the fact that we didn’t know each other very well. When you factor in the reality that we’d only hung out less than 10 times in the past 2 years, it just didn’t seem logical to feel this way. I couldn’t understand what it was about him that made me … Continue reading K.R #10: Losing Grip
We here at KUL have tackled a lot of issues and topics, ranging from the case of local music not sounding “local” to trying out veganism during Ramadan. However, we have overlooked the topic of LGBTQIA+ issues. I’m sure we all know someone who is gay, lesbian or are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community in some way, but what do we really know about Queer culture? Do … Continue reading Inqueery: An Introduction
I always thought that I’d don the hijab when I’m truly ready. By that, I mean when I’ve received a sign and knew deep down that it was time. This is because wearing the hijab is not simply the act of having a piece of cloth on your head – it’s more than that. It’s a way of life. I remember my dad telling my … Continue reading Taking My Hijab Off
Continuation of Karat Romance #8. “People always make time for who or what is important to them,” I don’t know which side of the fence I stand on in regards to the aforementioned quote. Somedays I am overwhelmed with work and myself, that I spend any free time for myself instead of socialising — be it virtually or physically. Stephen reached a point of Busy … Continue reading Karat Romance #9: Will You Let Me Know?
We’ve learnt that the stages of grief progress from denial to anger, to bargaining, to depression, and finally acceptance. With all due respect to Kübler-Ross, I think she missed out the part where you subject yourself to a long, philosophical rant brought on by the death of a kitten. Yes, my kitten is dead and I’ve been reduced to the blubbering, miserable 10-year old who lost … Continue reading Loss
Shattering the American Dream earlier on: It’s Not That Lit Pt. I. Amanda: Not to worry, though. Some things you see on TV and in movies are still true. The party scene isn’t wildly different from the party scene in Malaysia with some minor differences. Clubbing dominates the party scene in Malaysia whereas house parties dominate the party scene in America, for those who are … Continue reading It’s Not That Lit Pt. II