A CREATIVE PROJECT I AM INVOLVED IN THAT MAYBE YOU COULD CHECK OUT, PLEASE, THANK YOU
Last Monday, my friends Lutfi and Al (joined by their friend Atiqah) launched the inaugural issue of their blog-for-young-creatives, ISSUE Magazine. The theme of the first ISSUE is Loss, which (I hope I’m correct in saying this) was possibly motivated by the podcast they did with me where we talked about the difficulty of turning personal and painful experiences into writing, into art, into work. This was in relation to my yearlong Honours project writing about my mother’s death and the neverending ripples of that event.
The podcast was done in March when ISSUE was just a gleam in their eyes, a somewhat rushed affair in a room of Al’s house, an hour before I had to head off into the depths of KL for a friend’s wedding.
When it became something more, Al sent me an email, not only telling me that this idea of theirs had become (or was to become) a fully formed thing, but that I was a part of it in some way and that they wanted me to continue being involved.
And so, not only can you hear my Valley Girl accent (so, like, um…I speak in questions?) on the podcast on loss, you can also read the memoir essay I wrote as part of my coursework last year, titled I Am Answered, and hopefully in future editions (the next ISSUE is slated for July, the theme: Self Discovery) read a monthly column by me.
It’d be lovely if you could check out both things, or even just click over and take a gander at this thing Lutfi, Al, Atiqah and all the other contributors have put together. They’d love to hear from you, and so would I!