As a conscious member of society, we all have the responsibility to take care of the planet. ALL OF US. No one is exempt. It doesn’t feel very dire. The icecaps haven’t all melted yet and our houses aren’t yet flooded and we still have clean drinking water and our climate isn’t yet scalding our skin. So we’re OK. Continue reading →
Why are Hong Kong students on the streets? Why aren’t university students and high-schoolers attending classes, and instead studying on make-shift tables on the once busy streets of Hong Kong? Why are they camping out on tram tracks and bus routes instead of sleeping at home? A lot of them 15 to 18 year olds. The best time of their lives. A time for learning, choosing their majors, going out with friends. What are they doing hogging the streets and disrupting quotidian life? Continue reading →
In the early morning hours of 28 September 2014, Admiralty, near Tamar, students and citizens congregate, some wearing raincoats, googles and face-masks, in protest for democratic elections and true universal suffrage to take place in 2017. Protests continue.
The amount of violence in this world against women baffles me. Although we live in an age where there is an unprecedented number of women in power – e.g. first German chancellor Angela Merkel, USA second-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, just to name a few – there continues to be a stark inequality prevalent in society between the male and female gender. Violence/inequality/fear – these are some of the words that pop up when I think about my female identity amid a developed, cosmopolitan city. Continue reading →
If you haven’t been to Hong Kong, you might not know what kind of crowded I’m talking about when I talk about crowds. Think everywhere you walk, you’re brushing someone’s shoulder or smelling someone’s armpit. Continue reading →