Unbothered, Moisturised, Flourishing
Oct 30, 2023
I knew back then that Prasanthi’s early drafts of stories would eventually be out in the world (...)
We are born into this world steeped in stories to tell
Oct 23, 2023
Have you ever worked on something for so long that you forgot how it ever began?
It's the season of change
Oct 9, 2023
I remember the days weren’t always so forgiving, gentle or kind.
Burnt Toast Theory
Oct 2, 2023
But every now and then, usually when I complain, I get an opinion that shifts my perspective comp...
Justice, equality and progress for Singapore’s rare disease communities
Sep 25, 2023
I watched myself wither away, drowning in suicidal grief and frustration because I knew the rapid...
Clarification is lightness
Sep 18, 2023
(yes, we read every submission, this is why, like Sisyphus, we are always trudging up a hill lol)
I just want to go to Singapore and have tea with you
Sep 11, 2023
crumbs from afar Transnational connections are bittersweet. One of the only ways a friend of min...
Navigating Different Worlds
Sep 4, 2023
What demarcates a new world, and how do we know when we’ve crossed into one?
On love letters to home
Aug 28, 2023
Unbeknownst to myself back then, I was yearning for a reason to look back at Singapore and do som...
Aug 21, 2023
Brothels, the Buckingham Palace, and Antarctica have at least one thing in common:
The reality we are building is already ours
Aug 14, 2023
In other words, Singapore is just as flawed and human as any one of us.
One and Many
Aug 7, 2023
So, what is the secret behind this photo and this moment of one-ness?
The Singapore I Recognise
Aug 4, 2023
I've often wondered if I live in a parallel Singapore from many people.
A Face is Never Just a Face
Jul 24, 2023
There is something inherently attractive about letting one’s pen trace the form of another person.
The Power Of Books
Jul 18, 2023
I dream, with Dakota Dreams, with Ethos Dreams, that these vignettes will bring compassion and un...
Borrowing An Industrial Fan & Other Adventures In Event-Planning
Jul 10, 2023
Events like these can only happen with the support of community
Is it okay to mourn a life once lived?
Jul 10, 2023
It's clear that I'm not who I used to be and I don't know how to feel about it.
Giving a chance to the unknown
Jun 26, 2023
Make room for what you can’t orchestrate.
Wild Messy Growth
Jun 12, 2023
Perhaps we are more changeable—for the better—than we think.
Am I a good person?
Jun 5, 2023
Are we the mistakes we’ve made?
Can You Hear Me?
May 29, 2023
Infused within clumsily-used adjectives and lopsided grammar was a desperate need to be understoo...
A Catalogue Of Many Angers
May 22, 2023
He is the anger of a boy who never understood how to speak his sorrow.
A Publishing House is a Garden
May 15, 2023
A publishing house is a garden, an exciting garden as limitless as the loves and imaginations of ...
Laying the Breadcrumb Trail
May 1, 2023
I simply arranged my thoughts about books in a private inner shrine. Showing it to others brought...
Fighting For The World We Want To Live In
Apr 25, 2023
Together, we can dream up, and then fight for, the world we want to live in.
The Thing To Do
Apr 17, 2023
But we are all made for different things. And the Thing To Do looks different for me and you.
A Letter about Emails
Apr 10, 2023
There are moments in the busyness of life that invite you warmly back to the past, and you greet ...
Apr 3, 2023
There are a lot of things that may hinder your creative process, whatever that might be. But I ho...
Our Unruly Bodies
Mar 27, 2023
It is my hope for all of us that we are able to sit with ourselves and our unruly bodies in all t...
Our Body Image
Mar 20, 2023
Do we even need to measure our body against “standards”? They should not define you. Being comfor...
Growing in unexpected and wonderful ways
Mar 13, 2023
I grew into these unexpected roles through curiosity and stubborn hubris ("I can do it!" says 25-...
Mar 6, 2023
So as the year continues and life goes on, don't forget to pause, admire the flowers by the footp...
The self is such a pain
Feb 27, 2023
The self is such a pain—& I am reminded not to take myself too seriously.
Conversations with Wong May
Feb 20, 2023
So many years have passed between Wong May's first email to me and the reissue of her first poetr...
Being Unapologetic About Taking Up Space
Feb 13, 2023
How we relate to our bodies doesn’t have to centre limitations or shame—but rather, creative oppo...
A tale for the time being
Feb 6, 2023
Time is fleeting. I feel it with each year I grow older.
Affirming My Identity
Jan 30, 2023
I struggled to explain and articulate who I am as a hard-of-hearing person.
Carving Out A Place Of Hope Amidst The Inhospitable
Jan 25, 2023
How are you? Where does this missive find you? I hope the beginning of the new year has been bright.
We Are More Than 'Inspirational' Props
Jan 16, 2023
My Uncle Bastien was the first person who said I should be a published author based on the merits...
Thinking With Disability
Jan 9, 2023
Thinking back, the first image of disability I can recall in my life is that of Suzy.
Breathing Life Into New Places: a note from the publisher
Jan 3, 2023
Like a face mask, the new year is a filter: crossing the threshold into 2023, we bring what we mu...
Ethos' Favourite Picks Of 2022 (Part 2)
Dec 19, 2022
This week, our team shares fond memories and more from 2022.
Ethos' Favourite Picks of 2022 (Part 1)
Dec 12, 2022
I hope that this year has been your most memorable yet. As the year is slowly coming to a close, ...
Being Certain with Our Play
Dec 5, 2022
Over four days last week, I attended the George Town Literary Festival in Penang with my colleagues.
1000 People & 2000 Chairs
Nov 28, 2022
My desk at work is particularly messy during this time of year as various floorplans, lists and a...
The Art of Confusion
Nov 21, 2022
Have you ever had those moments when the world suddenly seemed so big, and you were drowning unde...
Absurdity in the Garden City
Nov 14, 2022
For as long as I can remember, Singapore has been referred to as a Garden City. I first heard it ...
Take Me Back (One Page At A Time)
Nov 7, 2022
There is a lot of humour in digging up old things. Humour and heartbreak, the intertwined emotions.
Not Just Supporting Actors In A Real-Life Sitcom
Oct 31, 2022
Growing up in a big family that used to live on an island called Pulau Semakau, we faced our fair...
Berdiri sama tinggi, duduk sama rendah
Oct 25, 2022
Imagine the bitter pill of swallowing the fact that your community is never good enough [i].