Carolyn* can never get out of her head the memory of her parents bringing her to conversion therapy. The transwoman from South Sulawesi was 13 then, and society expected her to identify as male in accordance with her biological sex at birth.
Bambang Yulistyo Dwi Mulyanto aka Tedjo, 48, has dealt with the judicial system more times than he would’ve liked as a drug user. It started when he was a senior high school...
Jakarta's informal workers had it rough before the pandemic. With COVID-19, survival is on the line.
Social expectations and financial constraints are blocking the rise of Indonesian women’s basketball
Eight years ago, Priscilla Annabel Karen, now 24, would regularly shoot hoops on a court near her house in Bekasi. One day, her brother invited her to play at GOR Rawamangun in...
‘Please, don’t underestimate us’: Community-led initiatives are helping Indonesian transwomen survive COVID-19
Indonesia's marginalized transgender communities show resilience in the face of transphobia and COVID-19.
Gossip ’Grammers: A look at the sudden disappearance of Lambe Turah, the long-reigning king of Indonesia’s celebrity gossip scene
Word on the 'gram is that Lambe Turah, the long-reigning king of Indonesian celebrity gossip, is no longer serving us the juiciest and most salacious exposés.
All bodies are beautiful: Indonesian lingerie brand Nipplets promotes self-love through body positivity campaign
Are Indonesian women ready to see flabby tummies, acne scars, and stretch marks in advertisements for lingerie and embrace their own physical flaws?
Indonesia’s government and House of Parliament (DPR) look set to pass a draft revision to the country’s criminal code (RKUHP) next week, raising widespread alarm among...
We need to talk about marital rape.
It came a day early, but the General Election Commission (KPU) this morning formalized what most of us — save for the few who are still in denial — have already known:...