Indonesia Showcase



A showcase of brilliant new essays and fiction from established and emerging Indonesian writers, presented in partnership with Ubud Writers & Readers Festival!

Memoir


Decolonising the Sperm Bank


Melanie Saward


Navigating fertility treatment as an Aboriginal person adds an extra layer of complexity to an already difficult process. What do you do when there are no Aboriginal sperm donors? What does it mean for a donor to help create a child who may not grow up in culture?

Culture


Tom Holland’s ‘Umbrella’, Womanhood, and Me


Kalhari Jayaweera


In his complete commitment to a genre that is so often played by straight men for laughs, the Spider-Man actor’s Lip Sync Battle performance embodies a femininity that I have been searching for all my life.

Culture


In Defence of the Friendzone


Sara Bannister


In a culture that tells men that women’s friendship is a consolation prize, reclaiming the value and importance of platonic relationships – and the ability to deal with rejection – is more crucial than ever.

Commentary


Bad Taste: Hipster Restaurants and Ironic Detachment


Reena Gupta


When bars and restaurants lean on historically and racially-loaded images to stand out, does the excuse that these themes are ‘just a bit of fun’ really hold up?

News


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