What is the SAMA eBook?
The SAMA e-book is a compilation of poetry, essays and artwork contributed to by youths on their perspectives & experiences regarding gender equality.
Submit your work to us if:
- you have faced or seen any experience of gender inequality
- you have volunteered for any gender equality causes
- you have strong opinions about gender issues
Hi there! We are so excited to announce that SAMA is officially collecting submissions for our eBook, slated for launch by September 2022. This anthology of creative works comprising poetry, art and prose aims to lend voice and agency to young people in Singapore to share their experiences and perspectives on the issue of gender equality in Singapore. In the recent global study by IPSOS, it was found that 24% of Singaporeans do not believe that gender inequality exists, and that feminism might in fact be harmful (IPSOS, 2022), with this burgeoning complacency likely goaded on by the lack of overt sexism. While overt demonstrations of gender discrimination such as legal inequalities with regard to reproductive rights and access to education have been largely eradicated in Singapore in the wake of Second Wave Feminism, systemic gender biases which disproportionately disadvantage women are still very much intact. From microaggressions at the workplace to the lack of recourse for women who are survivors of sexual assault, we would argue that our society is still very much entrenched in the insidious monolith of the patriarchy.
Speaking our truth and resisting reductive gender roles is powerful and integral in embracing our identity as women and appreciating the intersectionality of our diverse experiences. We want to hear your voice, your struggles, your stories.
If you feel strongly about gender equality or have faced gender-based discrimination, consider contributing to our E-Book and we look forward to reading your story, and sharing them for others to listen to.
With lots of love,
the SAMA team
Poetry: not more than 42 lines
Essays: not more than 1500 words
Artwork: should be able to fit A3 sizes
Format: times new roman, size 12, single spacing
Submission Link: tinyurl.com/samaebook
Deadline: 10 August 2022
Multiple submissions welcome.
If you have any further queries, feel free to DM us on our Instagram account or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org