'Under the guise of my mentor, he tore my existence to shreds'.
Instead of growing up with the confidence that boys do, young girls grow up with a lot of self-doubt and incertitude.
'An incident. Just another incident.'
I wanted to step out, to run outside, to breathe freer – but I only end up feeling more suffocated.
By also making the male gaze our own, we have done a huge disservice to our gender.
It’s okay to obsess over franchises that were created in the last century as long as geeks also realise that pop culture needs to change with the times.
The lineage of artists using their art to champion the feminist cause fall flat when we uncritically reproduce the age-old male-centric narrative.
Society is still not ready to view a woman’s ovarian cysts outside the stereotypical male gaze.
All I have with me now is a lot of deep-rooted anger at the entire system and the world. And a pepper spray in my bag at all times.