What does ethically conscious consumption really mean in a capitalist world? I ponder a few things before jumping onto the consumer activism bandwagon.
‘Lessons in Chemistry’ is a book by Bonnie Garmus and AppleTV produced show feat. Brie Larson. It’s a perfect example of why a book is usually better than film.
R.F.Kuang’s ‘Yellowface’ takes me on a whirlwind ride of my own darkest instincts, in the hands of a deeply unlikeable narrator. What a rush!
She isn’t fighting for a seat at the table. I already did that. She’s fighting me for my seat. Internalised misogyny dates back all the way to Elektra.
She did what she thought was right. And so did she. So did I. So did they. It all still went wrong. Who can tell us why?
Back in 2003, I battled the science bros by being a woman. 20 years later, my gender is fighting for STEMism with stories as much as with science, tech & maths.
‘ Carney ‘s House Party’ by Maud Hart Lovelace turned out to be surprising fun – a hundred years in the past!
#Barbenheimer shows corporations highjacking our very identities. Do you really identify as either Barbie or Oppenheimer?
The 1985 Tamil film ‘Sindhu-Bhairavi’ under a feminist lens shows a nuanced male storyteller gaze and some strong woman tropes. Does that make it feminist?
Reading SUGARBREAD was like eating a whole green chilli. It made me feel like I’d been punched in the gut. Satisfaction came after tears.