Creatrix Tiara enjoys exploring ideas around arts, tech, community, identity, liminality, belonging, and social justice. http://creatrixtiara.com
On my involvement in the inaugural Miss Burlesque Australia pageant as the sole non-White performer in my state (and possibly the entire country).
Self-care as it relates to activist communities.
Contemplating my gender identity as it intersects with race and nationality. This was reprinted in the newsletter for the Australian Transgender Support Association of Queensland.
Talking about the pointlessness of limiting the definition of "artist" to overly specific categories.
I express my skepticism over language policing as a primary means of activism, questioning whether the efforts translate to other actions for similar causes.
Discussing whether crowdfunding, long heralded as a funding lifesaver for artists, only really works if you come from particular social privilege.
Discussing how the concept of "fat" is viewed differently between cultures and countries, particularly on how I get coded as "fat" in Malaysia but not in the West.