A Message to All Men

Humam Ahmed Mujah, 12A The year is 2018. Mothers are still associated with cooking, laundry and other household chores. Fathers are born breadwinners. Segregated gender roles at a micro level still exist. I sit and ponder and wonder: how do we change these internalized, indoctrinated thoughts? Spasms of inner hegemonic masculinity and mansplaining to the […]

STAGE

Aishath Ahna Ali, 12A People in Silence Rogue words expressed Equality long been stressed Silence! there is an open slot So forth the skills halt For women in all places Open up to all the stages Release yourself from all the chains Progress is what awaits Reminding you of your fate Only seen on the […]

Be a woman!

Aishath Faathin Maseeh, 12A Sighs and murmurs travelled Through the breeze so gentle Consisted whispers so rough Coarse to the eardrums Incredulous to the mind Their mouths ran furious Judging her clothes The clothes she picked with discretion Judging her moves The moves she enforced with caution So, that their whispers would reach A demise […]

The Truth About the Gender Wage Gap

Fathmath Eafa Rameez. 11A Iyaadh Ahmadh Raihaan Shah, 11A The “glass ceiling” is an invisible barrier that prevents women from advancing up the ranks in their profession. It exists in many organizations and businesses, and most of the time, people are unaware of what is actually taking place. This phenomenon is experienced by women across […]

A Woman’s Story

Ahna, 12A Women in labour, women at home, women on the streets and even women who are stuck cleaning toilets. This goes out to all the hidden faces, to all the known faces, every single one of your souls matter. So hush my dear and sit down; this lullaby goes out to you. Yes, you, […]

Her Clock

Ahna, 11A She gave birth to her firstborn ‘cause she walked the aisle, and the hand on her clock stopped as her work of nurture began for her first born child. She just walks into that room, a smile on her face and groceries tucked into her arms, she heads for the kitchen ‘cause THAT, […]

The Quiet Revolution

By Sarah and Eafa A woman’s scream fills the air“One more push!” echoes the doctorAnd with a final bellowing cry, the exhausted new mother collapses backwards.“Congratulations,” chimes the nurse, holding a brand new life in her hands, “It’s a girl!”And the woman?Well, the woman sighs.The only thing she can truly say, considering the society she […]

Ancient Civilisations

Junior Arts Fest 2017 by Imaan Suhail, 9A and Zuhura Ismail, 12A The Junior Arts Fest of 2017 was based on the theme of ancient civilisations; students dressed in costumes based on a civilisation of their choice, like the Greek, Roman, and Chinese civilisations of the past. A few students arrived dressed as pirates, and […]

Ages of Revolution

Senior Arts Fest 2017 by Aminath Eema Asim Every school has that one feature that is seen to be “striking” which ensures it stands out from the rest of them. It perhaps even gives them an identity. Billabong High’s unique feature and event is undoubtedly the Annual Arts Fest. Since 2015, it has been the […]