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Speculative futures // How to be an aunty, but make it queer

I first came across drag queen LaWhore Vagistan through her TEDxTufts video on Youtube. In this video, she chronicles her journey into the art of auntie-ing, learned from a lineage of South Asian women who raised her. While acknowledging the complexities and problematics that come with being an auntie—gaslighting, fat-shaming, holding onto outdated traditional values—the…

Braided flat to the scalp, my lines are fresh

For all the scepticism and sense of trepidation I feel about surveillance, tracking and the ‘computer’ knowing what I’m thinking, doing and going to do—I appreciate a good algorithm. Lately, the algorithms have flooded me with images of Black women dotting sharp outfits and high-end accessories I definitely can’t afford. In these moments, when I’m…

Fiction in the art of Adriano Machado

Fiction and art go side by side. One doesn’t depend on the other, however, I do think they become more beautiful the closer they exist to one another. In their junctions, the imagination is provoked and the ability to invent and create becomes clear. All this leads us to great capacities of significance and meaning…

Curiosity + Taste | food as sensory medicine

Like many of us on the mental health spectrum, my relationship with nourishment is inconsistent. As someone with a mood disorder, this inconsistency is met with violent extremes of too much, or never quite enough; and food is no exception. I am either disinterested or obsessed with flavour and texture – concerned over the contents…

The Pandemic, Politics and Protest in the WNBA

The WNBA regular season is at a close with the playoffs in full swing—and while it was a short campaign—it will be one of the most memorable in the league’s history; not only because of the bubble experiment but because of how it became the most politically tinged season. After the death of George Floyd…