Past Bandar Seri Begawan Event: VOL 12

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VOL 12

November 26, 2017
@ The Art House

Am I a feminist?


Not a question a lot of people ask themselves in BSB.  Vol 12 creates a cosy space for this discussion to take place in the context of contemporary Brunei.

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I'm A Feminist By My Own Definition

@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Nadzierah Razak's curiosity on feminism first developed when Emma Watson's name boomed across the Internet with her campaign HeForShe. After reading, researchig and trying to make sense of it against her own surrounding and experiences, Nadzierah noticed that it was women themselves that created a discord by putting each other down. This is why she wants everyone, especially women, to stand for and with each other.

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The Girl Who Wanted To Be A Hero

@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Known as a tomboy when she was younger, Sarah Haji Abdul Mutalif believed that she was a boy until she could no longer deny her womanhood. When she realized there weren't many women known as heroes she decided that she would become one, a hero. Making her hero journey true she was accepted into a male-dominated course in the UK and returned home to a male-dominated oil and gas career and sent offshore. However, no matter how much she wanted to be the hero for women there is always something that wants to pull her back.

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Faith and Feminism: Why I No Longer Wear The Tudong

@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Kathrina Md Daud, a lecturer in the University of Brunei Darussalam, explains why she no longer wears the wrap-around head accessory that many have labeled as the symbol of a muslim woman's everlasting faith. From discussing in a feminist book club that she and a friend started to writing and acting in a monologue play with an all-female cast, Kathrina explored and delivered her reasons to the public of why the headscarf is no longer a valid reason to show her belief in Islam.

Sarah Haji Abdul Mutalif
Production Support Engineer, Brunei Shell Petroleum in Bandar Seri Begawan
Kathrina Md Daud
in Bandar Seri Begawan
Nadzierah Razak
in Johor Bahru