Breaking stereotypes for the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore media

According to LGBTQ+ media advocacy group GLAAD, queer representation on US television has hit a record high in 2022, with nearly 12 per cent of regular characters portrayed as LGBTQ+, up from 2.8 per cent in 2021. Lived experiences are complex and it is sometimes a challenge to capture diversity in its entirety, which makes…
27 Jun 2022 6 mins read

Being queer and fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in socially conservative Singapore

Coming out can be a singularly frightening experience for those who do not conform to the cisgender, heteronormative (cishet) society, especially within socially conservative Singapore. Mr Sean Foo, founder of leading LGBTQ+ publication Dear Straight People and creator of Singapore’s first Boys’ Love (BL) web drama series Getaway, says he was afraid of coming out…
27 Jun 2022 7 mins read

In Conversation With: Anna Razak, Malaysian Taxidermist and Artist

When you think of taxidermy outside of the museum, perhaps the image that surfaces in your mind is that of a gruff-looking hunter in a bloodstained apron, standing next to hulking deer and bear heads mounted on an antique wall. Or you might picture a goth woman adorned with trinkets made from the bones of…
30 May 2022 6 mins read

The impact of technology on caregiving in Singapore

With almost half of the population estimated to hit 65 years or older by 2050, Singapore is facing a drastic demographic shift that will have far-reaching impacts on the country’s healthcare needs. This can be extrapolated from a 2020 census revealing that nearly 70,000 seniors are currently unfit to perform basic activities without some level…
27 May 2022 6 mins read

Compassion fatigue: A different kind of “burnout”

Theirs is a calling to help others. They are frequently drawn towards giving care 24/7, helping to alleviate the pain and suffering of their charges, sometimes even shouldering grief and depression — to the point where they set aside their own mental and physical health. So, what happens when you have to give so much,…
2 Mar 2022 5 mins read

Sexual assault in the metaverse: Can victims turn to present-day law for justice?

As the next great frontier in technology and predicted to be an $800 billion market opportunity, tech giants believe that the metaverse will be an unprecedented evolution of the mobile Internet we know today.  Chief Executive of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg had so much faith in this nebulous concept that he has pivoted the future of…
16 Feb 2022 4 mins read
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