Activism

Why I’m activist and why it’s hard

The girl who collect bottles to the first Indonesian women in the Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia University. And I ’m proud of her. That’s how Matthias Storrer, my former partner describe me to a young woman in Malawi who just start her own social initiatives. And those words brought me to tears. Not […]

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If life give you lemons, make lemonade.

I was born pushing myself into everything I do in life – always looking for the next challenge and life-changing experience. I was raised and grew up in a conservative family. I spent my early education in a religious and homogenous environment. While I believe that religion should bring peace and love, but it’s not […]

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Saya, Gerakan Perempuan dan Semesta.

Saya dan Imajinasi Heroik. Setiap kali mendengar kata Gerwani, darah saya selalu bergejolak. Entah kenapa, mesti saya tidak tahu detail sejarahnya, namun khayalan saya begitu eksotis ketika menggambarkan bagaimana Gerwani bergerak di akar rumput. Begitu pula ketika saya membaca sejarah R.A Kartini, mimpi-mimpi Kartini merasuki imajinasi saya tentang perempuan yang di cita-citakan. Meskipun kalau Kartini […]

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Menyimak dengan hati – menyenangkan juga lelah

Selasa pukul 00.30 Aku baru saja pulang. Kutung, anjing pemilik rumah menyambutku dengan cerewet. Aku menyapanya sebentar lalu segera menuju kamarku. Kamarku berada di lantai dua kos Baraka, di sana hanya ada 2 kamar dengan balkon kecil. Aku menaiki tangga dan membuka pintu balkon. Tidak ada sisa botol bir di atas meja, ah aku tak […]

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I’m A Prostitute !

To me, those sex workers are angels. I can not remember when was the first time I recognize prostitution as a bad thing, as a sin or immoral. Maybe it was there since my family and society draws it in my blood. It was there since I went to school and they teach my brain […]

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