Julia and Feminism

What Media Says


About Julia Suryakusuma,
Written by Nur Alfiyah, and was originally published in Tempo English,
Apr 12, 2021


Julia Suryakusuma received an award from the Kingdom of Belgium for her struggle to voice human rights through writing. She is uncomfortable with being called a feminist.

“JULIA, have you ever been decorated?” asked the Belgian Ambassador to Indonesia, Stephane de Loecker, to Julia Suryakusuma in early 2020. Hearing the word “decorated”, she imagined rows of colorful lights. Jokingly, Julia answered her friend’s question.”You mean decorated like a Christmas tree?”, said Julia, recounting her conversation with De Loecker, last Tuesday, April 6.

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