The world’s first Vagina Museum opened in London

On Saturday, 16 November 2019 the world’s first Museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, opened in Camden Market, London. Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How To Fight Them is the first exhibition and it runs from 16 Nov 2019 — 28 Feb 2020. (Free admission) There is also different events running each week, go and check out on the Museum’s page for more information. The mission of the museum is to: Spread knowledge and raise awareness of the gynaecological anatomy and health Give confidence to people to talk about issues surrounding the gynaecological anatomy Erase the stigma … Continue reading The world’s first Vagina Museum opened in London

How to make my household more environment friendly?

Okay, I’m going to be honest here. We all need to change the way we are living if we want our planet to survive. We need to do much better, we need to put more effort in living a more sustainable life. But how? How one does start? I moved to the UK a year-ish ago and I am still figuring a lot of things out. There isn’t really a good brochure on things that are just everyday little things that we should all know about but guess what…we don’t. I am coming from a far less developed country and … Continue reading How to make my household more environment friendly?

‘Hidden Figures’ NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson turns 101

Johnson is known for calculating the orbital equations for the trajectories of the Friendship 7 missions in 1961 and 1962, according to NASA. She plotted the path for Alan Shepherd’s 1961 journey to space as well as John Glenn becoming the first American to successfully orbit Earth in 1962, according to Biography.com. She also assisted in several Apollo missions. Read the Article at the WTHR website. Continue reading ‘Hidden Figures’ NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson turns 101

Emily Wilson: On Gender and Being the First Woman to Translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

Of course being male is the unmarked gender category. Men very often think: I don’t need to think about gender, because I have the right gender. I think it’s the strength in my capacity to read, interpret translate Homer. I’m … Continue reading Emily Wilson: On Gender and Being the First Woman to Translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

HOW TO BE AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST

WHAT IS INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM?  The term ‘intersectional feminism’ is still new in Vietnam, to the extent that 10 out of 10 girls started googling it when I asked! But the concept is easy to understand. By its dictionary definition, intersectionality is the idea of the interconnected nature of social categorisations such as race, class, gender, sexuality and ability etc. These categorisations or identities result in overlapping systems of discrimination or disadvantage. To simplify, when you look at a person, there are many different facets that you need to take into consideration to understand their position, power or privilege. So, when … Continue reading HOW TO BE AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST

Fantabulosa

I visited the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival in June and had the amazing luck to catch Fantabulosa performing as part of Greenwich Fair. Fantabulosa! is a suite of public space performance, participation and games created by an ensemble of drag queens, kings and other drag artists to showcase the imagination and inclusivity of drag and queer culture to children. The show aims to challenge gender assumptions, occupy heteronormative city spaces, showcasing a wide spectrum of drag culture, welcome audiences new to drag and create for the next generation the kind of work that the artists themselves wished they had … Continue reading Fantabulosa

A Rohingya girl’s journey from refugee camps to college

Formin was 18. She was sitting on a plastic stool in a bamboo shelter at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Like the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees around her, she and her family had fled a campaign of mass murder, rapes and arson in Myanmar the previous year. But Formin wanted to talk about Keller, the deaf and blind American author she considered an inspiration. She wanted to talk about Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, another hero. She wanted to talk about her books ravaged in the burning of her house amid deadly violence in … Continue reading A Rohingya girl’s journey from refugee camps to college