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Htein Lin solo exhibition: Skirting the issue

ဘုန္း(hpon), "power," is the concept of male superiority and misogyny that justifies the inequality of women and men, who are regarded as the ones with more hpon, in Myanmar society. It is...

Mary Chapman School for the Deaf teacher Phyu Phyu Win

Phyu Phyu Win understands adversity. Diagnosed as deaf during her childhood, the 34-year-old teacher encountered a rigid education system negligent toward the hearing impaired, and, later on, discriminatory employers unwilling to invest in her...

Meet the five-star hotel manager breaking barriers in Myanmar

With her parents working as civil servants, May Myat Mon Win spent much of her childhood moving around Myanmar. From the Irrawaddy Delta to the most southern tip of Myanmar, adapting to new places...

Three Good Spoons: Recipe for success

Many domestic workers endure abject pay and conditions in Myanmar. One social business is arming the workers with skills for a better future. Words by Brittney Tun. Photos by Ye Myat Tun, YMT Productions....

Women’s Photography Collective launches with a bang

Seven local photographers – all women – have come together to share their passion and creativity in the form of a photography collective. Thuma (Burmese for ‘she’) Collective looks set to produce some groundbreaking...

Guide to Local Beauty Clinics

Beauty and skin care clinics are popping up all over the city.  With a full range of menus, the teams have little indulgences to accommodate any pocket book or wish list. I visited three...

Smash The Shame For M.H Day

Smash The Shame For Menstrual Hygiene Day Maghen Quadrini 28th May is the day to spread awareness about female hygiene and stigmas associated with periods. Maghen Quadrini works with Akhaya, a local NGO that focuses on...

Diverse World of Chin Fabrics

Mimi Wu sits down with Rosy for a lesson in Chin fabric patterns.   “I’ve always been interested in the patterns and colours of Chin fabrics since I was very young. I’ve seen my mother...