Being a Writer While Young and Female in Indonesia


Written by Eliza Vitri Handayani, and was originally published in Magdalene. May 19, 2017

To all fellow young female writers in Jakarta At an art exhibition, a man grabbed my shoulder out of nowhere. He pushed out his bony chest and said, “Hey, I’m a painter!” He looked surprised when I shook his hand off my body and frowned at him – as if that was not the usual reaction he got when he grabbed a girl’s shoulder out of nowhere as if he’d picked up many girls before at art exhibitions simply because he was a painter.

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