Body Politics and Beauty Standards

Two weeks ago, I attended a much-needed R and R session with some powerful feminist sisters, R and R here, meaning Rethink and Re-Energize. The theme for this session centred around body…

The Floating Ballerina

It feels like you have been in a constant state of dreams and illusions. The lines in the sand have gotten blurry. You can’t tell what’s real or where figments of your…

The Fallacy of the Model Humanitarian

Every year, August 19 marks World Humanitarian Day. I have always celebrated the “do-gooders” devoted to “protecting the lives of all humanity by any means necessary”.  I always basked in awe and…