An essay about the colonist propaganda in my childhood nostalgia, originally written for feminist magazine LOVER.Continue reading “Nullifying the Native”
For feminist magazine Lover, this “museummuis” (my nickname) wrote a review of “What a Genderful World!”, the latest exhibition in the Amsterdam Tropenmuseum, as well as an interview with its curator, the inspiring scholar Wonu Veys.Continue reading “A review of What a Genderful World!”
Maybe some of you already recognized her in the Japanese looking character I use in my budo drawings? If not, I would like to introduce you to my childhood heroine: Yoko Tsuno. This post was originally written for GeekGirlAuthority.Continue reading “Why I Fell in Love With Yoko Tsuno and You Should Too”
A personal exploration into the Toxic Ableism of Inspiration Porn, originally written for feminist magazine Lover.Continue reading “‘You are so inspiring, I mean, for an autist!’”
In answer to my feminist friends, I researched three inspiring Warrior Queens: Hua Mulan (4th to 6th century AD), Æthelflæd (c. 870-918), and Lakshmibai (1828-1858). An abridged version of this post was also published here, in the “Representation Matters” category of Geek Girl Authority.Continue reading “Three Warrior Queens”
Last week, I got a nice brooche – or fibula, if you like – from the British Library. It is an enamel pin of an old fashioned typewriter, the kind of machine that’s also featured in the sidebar of this weblog. I like typewriters a lot, but not just because of my love for writing, my fascination for retro technologies, the funny scenes in the movie The Secretary and the memory of playing Leroy Anderson’s 1953 piece with our youth orchestra. No – for me, the typewriter is also a symbol of the emancipation of the writing and publishing woman.
Last week, I re-read one of the books I loved when I was a teenager: The Scarlet Letter (click on the title to read it online for free). This blogpost explores how this 1850 novel illustrates that love can actively resist patriarchal and neoliberal structures.