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Making Trouble — 13 Sep 2013

make: "to form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; to alter something so that it forms something else; to compose or draw up something written or abstract: to carry out, perform, or produce".   troublemaker: "a person who habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inciting others to defy those in authority". So Making Trouble, my two-year project (part of The Substation's Associate Artist Research Programme) is starting with the first series of eight interviews happening … …

Women, Words & Radical Hospitality — 11 Aug 2013

(All images were taken by me, at Hedgebrook) When I got accepted to Hedgebrook -a retreat for women writers- back in 2011,  I was sent a series of forms to fill in. One particular section struck me: Applicants were supposed to tick a set of boxes pertaining to their dietary requirements, and in addition, provide a list of their comfort foods. It occurred to me that the organisation placed great importance on creating a space in which all … …

Out of the Closet and Into Sight. — 1 Aug 2013

  "What you risk reveals what you value.” Jeanette Winterson, The Passion   “Coming out” is a very interesting concept, often imagined to be a straightforward process boasting one of two outcomes: 1) You come out and the person you’ve come out to accepts you and loves you for who you are or 2) You come out and the person you come out to rejects you and your life is left forever in an irreparable state of … …

Connection, catharsis & contagious crying. — 26 Jul 2013

At the Books Actually event last night, a friend of a student approached me, introduced herself and thanked me for writing my book. Her eyes started welling up and she started looking a bit overwhelmed, saying that she was very grateful that it had been written. And then of course, me being me, I started getting a bit overwhelmed and my eyes started welling up, and I was like "Eh cannotcannotcannot this kind of thing very contagious!" The exchange was … …

Hola, Scary Women! :) — 21 Jul 2013

So I'm going to be spending a month in Granada, Spain, at the end of the year and I am kinda psyched about it. The trip is enabled by the awesomeness that is Tara x aka One Man Nation and Marta Moreno Muñoz; together, they run The Unifiedfield, the residency I'm going to be at.  My month-in-residence is going to kickstart a new project I'll be working on over the coming year … …

Welcome to the new website! :) — 15 Jul 2013

Hello! Welcome to the new website! Since the last one shut down, I've been busy archiving six years worth of content without an online home. But thanks to the awesome Octopus Ink, I am online once more, with both my work as well as my rambling - YAY!  And it's been a great 2013 so far --  EtiquetteSG has had three events: An International Women’s Day collaboration with AWARE; a sneak preview of … …