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Video: What Is Intersectionality? | Queer 101 | The Advocate

Would you be able to describe yourself in one word? The Advocate’s Ashley Jiang begins by telling us she has and is a lot of words – brought together in the word ‘intersectional’. With wit and insight, Ashley unpacks intersectionality, explores the connections between feminism, marginalisations, and popular media, and tells us what we can…
Image of mannequins with orange and pink ductapes. On one of the mannequins ‘Your body belongs to you’ is written

STAY SINGLE. STAY SAFE.

The largest contingent of voiceless, lonely women with limited agency in the subcontinent must be its married women. If they’re fortunate enough to be born and reach adulthood, a woman’s parents and society make sure she becomes an adult brainwashed into self-alienation and self-loathing.
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Being of Queer Age

The conversion of the noun (adult) into the verb form (adulting) implies that ‘adulting’ is more performance than inevitability. Which is to say, there is no intrinsic understanding of ‘adulting’; it is something that can be learnt over time.
A small bird fluttering around a branch with orange berries, picking at one

Editorial: Singlehood and Sexuality

In this issue of In Plainspeak our contributors reflect on and reveal the myriad facets of being single – is it a choice? A condition? A state of being? Lonely? Joyful? Not one or the other, but a glorious mix?
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