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Happy Birthday, Frieda

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blooming brain

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"I'm a fuck boy," he said

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Self Portrait #3297

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Let’s talk about casual internalized racism in this island

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It was a sun shiny morning with a blue sky by the beach. A girl friend and I went to one of the beach club for the Sunday market. I always curious about this Sunday market, and the foods. So we drove there with a happy mood, giggling and laughing while driving. The premise didn’t provide enough sitting area, so I had half of my paella standing before randomly sat on the floor behind one of the counters. We finally found an empty table as we ordered oysters and two glasses of sparkling wine. A friend and I just finishing our fresh oysters and decided that the table was too exposed to the sun. It was too hot to sip our sparkling wine there. So I poured the rest of the wine to my reusable cup. I am pro mask, I think everybody should wear mask and other precautions during this pandemic. I am diligent about my mask. That morning, I took off my mask as I drinking my wine from the straw of my cup. I mean, I literally couldn’t drink and eat with the mask on. I was also in a really good mood be

"Awas, Kuperkosa, Kau!"

(Versi editan yang berbeda sudah pernah ditampilkan di Mojok) Dulu sekali, saya tidak ingat tahun berapa, tapi mungkin lebih dari 15 tahun yang lalu, saya memutuskan untuk berhenti berhijab. Seketika saja, banyak kawan SMA yang kepo. Bahkan mereka yang tidak pernah berkomunikasipun tiba-tiba muncul di pesan Friendster saya. Ada yang bertanya alasan berhenti berhijab, ada yang menuduh saya dikristenisasi, ada juga yang menyangka saya jadi atheis. Dari semua tuduhan standar tersebut, ada satu yang paling mengejutkan. Katanya, “Kau ni nyari sensasi ye? La bagus aurat ditutup, kau buka pulo. Yo pantes bae sih kalo kau diperkosa. Ati-ati, kuperkosa, gek kau.” Begitu ujarnya, atau kalau dibahasaindonesiakan menjadi “Kamu tuh cari sensasi ya? Sudah bagus aurat ditutup, malah dibuka. Ya pantas saja kalau kamu nanti diperkosa, hati-hati, nanti aku perkosa, kamu.” Wow, jadi karena tidak lagi berhijab, maka saya pantas diperkosa. Padahal, kita semua paham bahwa nenek-nenek pakai jilbab panjang m