Ryaihanny Sahrom argues that effectively addressing crime requires shifting from retribution towards abolishing the environmental conditions that create it in the first place, and that this is also an Islamic approach to transformative justice.
19-year old veteran activist Elijah Tay talks about their personal life journey, My Queer Story SG and LGBTQIA+ activism, and gives advice for other young people trying to create positive change in the face of resistance.
The founders of Up and Out, an Instagram page dedicated to better quality sex education for Singaporean youth and speaking out against the outdated sex-ed curriculum of the Singapore education system, talk about holistic sex education and their own journeys as activists.
Lim Wei Jiet, a human rights lawyer, speaks to PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han (Wake Up, Singapore) about the ongoing humanitarian and political crises in Malaysia, how it happened, and where it might go.
Aleesha Khan, who works on sexual violence and mental health in Singapore, talks about her life story, her activism, her work, and discusses some of the psychology of racism in Singapore.
Shaza Ishak, Managing Director of Teater Ekamatra (Singapore’s leading ethnic minority theatre company) talks about her life and the challenges she faced as a female Indian Muslim professional. She discusses Teater Ekamatra, minority representation, and its unique role in Singapore.
Devika Panicker, a survivor of sexual assault at 7 years old, discusses her life and journey as a survivor and advocate. She talks about the issues and challenges around sexual violence in Singapore, her career and advocacy, and her experience as an actress and Vasantham beauty pageant winner.
Heckin’ Unicorn sells subtle & unique LGBTQIA+ merchandise, such as enamel pins, socks, and notebooks, that allow people to express their identity. Its founder, Teo Yu Sheng, talks to PJ and Sean Francis about its origins, his journey, and how he reconciles capitalism and activism.
Min Cheong and Jufri Salim of the Singapore Democratic Party talk about why they decided to join politics, the SDP and their values and vision for Singapore, and the evolving challenges of politics in the country.
Musician and activist Subhas Nair talks about his new album, Tabula Rasa/Tak Boleh Rasa, its complex commentary of politics and society, and his decision to only sell his music via Telegram.