The creator and director of the new documentary Shirkers on loss, growing up in Singapore, and the 26-year journey that led to the film’s release.
Songs that tell stories.
A comic about stepping into someone else’s shoes.
Hearing stories about my aunt limited my view of my mental illness. Talking to her expanded it.
Photos that feel like stills from a coming-of-age movie.
On storytelling, and other things my grandmother taught me.
Excerpts from artist Oroma Elewa’s new book of performance pieces.
Songs that follow narratives.
The actor and playwright on what motivates her to write.
Double standards and all-seeing eyes.
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