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Fiction

To my future husband

To my future husband, You’re never going to read this. Not because I didn’t show this to you, but because you’ll just take it as a joke. Because a strong woman is a joke in your eyes. Before we get…

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Experiences

Vitiligo versus marriage

I was 26 years old and home visiting my parents. We were having the same old argument – marriage. This time the conversation centered on why I saw no point in meeting a 36 year old settled in Chicago while…

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Experiences

Consent not required

In the April of last year I met someone and unexpectedly fell in love. At 25 years old, and having grown up seeing dysfunctional marriages all around me, I had never prioritized marriage as a goal. Instead I parked my…

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Opinions

Happily ever after

I am constantly frustrated by topics concerning the role of women in society – from the stigmas and stereotypes and unequal treatment to the outdated representation in culture or religion. Not only do I have to deal with Western stereotypes of passive…

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Experiences

Becoming Mulan

As I was growing up, Mulan was my favourite movie, because she understood what it meant to look in the mirror and wonder ‘Who is that girl I see?’ And though I longed to be Mulan, I was taught to…

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Experiences

Love is not dishonourable

Since I was a child, I was taught to be a good and obedient girl. I was not to speak too loudly or walk too cheerfully; I had to keep in line like other good Asian girls. I was instructed…

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