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Comma Books Encourage Young People to be More Involved in the Literary Scene

The Gramedia publishing initiative wants to support young emerging writers in the Indonesian literary scene.

by Ayunda Nurvitasari December 11, 2018
The Anatomy of Blood (Menstruation Edition)

As girlhood expires, womanhood begins - a new poem.

by Ireisha Anindya September 24, 2018
Schools should Introduce Different Types of Families to Children

More children are raised in unconventional types of families today, so schools should take this into account when introducing the concept of a family to them.

by Antonina Suryantari August 16, 2018
Coping with My Monthly Demons: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

For years she couldn't find out why she feels awful for half of the month, until she finds out about PMDD.

by Kenyasentana August 6, 2018
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In East Timor, Activist Bella Galhos Challenges Norms, Fights Patriarchy

With her social enterprise to empower women and her LGBT rights advocacy, East Timorese activists Bella Galhos has turned a lifelong hardship into a life of service.

by Hera Diani November 18, 2017
Menstrual Cup and Our Obsession with Hymen

What menstrual cup has taught her about reproductive health education in Indonesia.

by Anisa Menur Maulani November 1, 2017
Study Finds Women in Gender-equal Countries Have Better Cognitive Skills

Perhaps not coincidentally, some of the longest standing democracies in the new study happen to be the ones which are more gender-egalitarian.

by Magdalena Zawisz August 28, 2017
'Girls' Night In' for Boss Women Who'd Rather Stay In

Are you one of those people who prefer to binge-watch at home with a glass of wine while your friends are out and about exploring new bars in town? Then "Girls Night In" may just be for you.

by Camely Artha August 25, 2017
90s All-Female Indie Band to Hold Reunion Show to Celebrate Music of the Decade

The first all-female recording band in Indonesia's indie scene will hold a reunion show this coming Saturday to celebrate the spirit of music of the 90s.

by Camely Artha August 7, 2017
The Grass is Always Greener

One of Magdalene's contributors Marcella Purnama is launching her first book What I Wish I Had Known: And Other Lessons You Learned in Your Twenties, a memoir on adulting. This an excerpt of the book.

by Marcella Purnama July 24, 2017