Research by Singapore LBTQ women’s NGO Sayoni reveals experiences of violence and discrimination at home, in schools and in public spaces—casting doubt on the government’s claims to protect all people from violence regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. [Content Warning: violence, sexual assault, suicide, homophobia and transphobia]
“Your hair is yours. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.” The pressure to conform to mainstream “ideals” of beauty and presentation can be restrictive, stifling, oppressive. Mei Lian Hoe reflects on their experience with their hair and Malaysian beauty standards.
While there’s been increasing awareness around mental health issues in Malaysia, public discussion seems to be stuck on run-of-the-mill talking points that stress the need to reduce stigma.
TrueLove.Is has been slammed by LGBT activists and their allies for “masking homophobia as holiness”, but the experiences of loneliness and isolation that its members have spoken about feeling point to a wider problem in Singapore that’s tied up with social stigma and discriminatory policies.
678 members of New Naratif’s community responded to stage 2 of The Citizens’ Agenda, and this is how they responded based on their constituency.
678 members of New Naratif’s community responded to stage 2 of The Citizens’ Agenda, and they were very clear about the biggest issues facing Singapore and what they want politicians to talk about at the next election.
In Stage 1 of The Citizens’ Agenda, New Naratif asked Singaporeans readers what they think are the most important issues facing Singapore, and what they’d like political candidates to talk about in the next general election. Here’s what our readers said (and didn’t say).
Kia Nazary reflects on her responses to the 2019 Women’s March in Kuala Lumpur, and how important it is to remember to practise self-care.
Hanna Alkaf’s novel The Weight of Our Sky is the first Malaysian young adult novel to be published internationally. It also deals with mental illness and the race riots that took place in Kuala Lumpur on 13 May 1969.
The passage of the Mental Health Law has sparked hopes of improving awareness of promoting mental health in the Philippines, as well as providing much-needed support for those struggling with mental health issues.