Our son lost in-person social and emotional support from his teachers when the pandemic forced a shift towards remote learning. We worked to mitigate its effects—but not all families in the Philippines can afford to do the same for children with disabilities.
The Long Road Home
A domestic worker in Singapore returns to Indonesia during the pandemic. She encounters differential treatment and a costly road home.
My mother became a refugee in her own country during the Indonesian War of Independence. The experience reverberated through the rest of her life.
I Was Never Alone
When I left my Indonesian hometown for the big city, I asked myself: what am I? The answer lay beyond the gender binary.
Queer. Malay. Muslim. Growing up in Malaysia, I learned the hard way that this didn’t have to be a contradiction.
Waiting, Watching, Caring
As hospitals in Indonesia struggle to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, a family faces their own challenges seeking healthcare.
Behind the Dream: A Family Broken by a Jade Mining Disaster
On 2 July 2020, over 170 people were killed in a landslide in the jade mines of Hpakant, Myanmar. This story of fictional characters surrounded by real events portrays the risks miners take and the suffering endured by their families.
“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.
“I Am Human, Just Like You”
The story of Benny Wenda, a Papuan activist living in exile in Oxford, and how his own childhood experiences led him to where he is today.
“What We Decide Will Be All That Remains”
Every year, countries in Southeast Asia are affected by the transboundary haze generated by forest fires on peatlands. When cities are cloaked in smog, people complain about the slash-and-burn practices, only to move on once the smoke clears. This comic is the first in a series of pieces about the haze in Southeast Asia.