Tag: Participation

  • Participant H. Zoo

    Participant H. Zoo

    by Atia Fatimah Content Warning: reference to self harm I delicately caress it. The flimsy piece of paper stares back at me as countless others are passed around.  This certificate of participation is awarded to Hayden Zoo. My lips curl into a smile, a mixture of amusement and defeat. They couldn’t even spell my name…

  • Australiana: An Open-Ended Question

    Australiana: An Open-Ended Question

    by Arleen Wilcox I come home from a friend’s birthday dinner and collapse on the couch. Socialising can be exhausting as it is, but the nights when every interaction with a stranger starts with a “So, where are you from?” hit harder. This question might not sound like much of a big deal and it’s…