Monday, February 22, 2021

Ahmad Yasin

Ahmad Yasin is a student whose writing focuses on sexual minorities, education and not being angry at everything.
22 ARTICLES

Foreigners in a familiar land

It is disheartening to see people treated as foreigners when they are not meant to be, and it is disappointing to know how much of it is of our own making.

Behind calls for solidarity and movements for change

Some successful campaigns may carry the weight of an image without any actual solidarity with the people.

Faith and belonging for sexual minorities

While sexual minorities do not feel a sense of belonging with the community at large, their belonging lies in their faith.

Asking for some kindness

Sexual minorities are not likely to have a lot of kindness in which to put their hopes any time soon.

The kampung’s unwritten speed limit

How time moves in the kampung has a big impact on how the twin declarations of MCO and emergency are perceived.

Bad teachers

From the classroom injustices will come a drive to correct these wrongs and to change the way problems have been allowed to settle.

To live as usual in 2021

The new year brings a chance for life to continue and for people to continue blooming.

On love, unions and conformity

Love does not have to be limited by the differences between two people, and it does not have to conform to the concept of sameness to which we are accustomed.

The invisible band of aces

In a hypersexualised community governed by sexual attraction as a form of social transaction, fitting in as an ace means being neither in the sexual norm nor with the sexual minorities.

The struggle of not knowing

Efforts to educate and advocate continue, but efforts to adjust to the needs of the underprivileged must also be present.

Trendy radicals and the need for validation

What good will come of fighting for equality or having controversial views when we cannot show people how controversial we are from the rest of them?

Of dogs and our perceptions of others

Will kindness as a behaviour which we exhibit in our relationships with other people suffice when the perception we have of them remains skewed?

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