This is a pre-recorded session with no live Q&A.
Advisory: PG13 (Some Mature Content)
Writers / Presenters
Nicole is the producer and host of Something Private, one of Asia’s leading feminist podcast that uncovers topics around gender, identity, society, and wellness. Launched in August 2019 as part of Our Grandfather Story, the podcast is the first Singaporean podcast that focuses on female wellness and gender politics. Nicole believes that every single individual can work to make our society better and safer. Four seasons in and many great chats later, she's just getting the conversation started.
Aranya Johar is a 22 year old poet that uses spoken word to start conversations. She is the youngest Indian to be featured on BBC's Top 100 Influential Women. Aranya is also the youngest and only Indian member of the G7's Gender Equality Advisory Council. She has worked on dismantling gender inequality along side personalities such as Emma Watson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Malala Yousafzai, and more! Her piece Brown Girl’s Guide to Gender has over a billion views and has been translated into different languages. Buy her a plate of pani puri and she’ll love you forever.
ArunDitha is a Singaporean poet, singer, professional speaker and presenter. She has written three books, two one-woman shows, and countless poems and songs which have been featured on all kinds of stages globally. When not creating work, ArunDitha supports others into their fullest expression through coaching at www.be-your-self.love.
Melizarani T.Selva is a Malaysian writer, journalist and spoken word poet, with notable performances at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival and TEDxGateway. Her first book, ‘Taboo’ is a poetic exploration of her Masters’ thesis on the constructs and representations of the Malaysian Indian Identity. Her poems have been translated into French and Bahasa Malaysia. She co-founded If Walls Could Talk: Poetry Open Mic, the Malaysia National Poetry Slam and has co-published an anthology of 100 poems by 61 poets from Malaysia titled ‘When I Say Spoken, You Say Word!’. Presently, she serves as co-editor of the literary magazine SingPoWriMo.com. She can be found at melizarani.com