When I was a child, I honestly believed that everyone lived in harmony. There was no such thing as racism, no such thing as gender inequality and no such thing as oppressed people.
In other words, I was a stupid little piece of s**t.
I'm wiser now. This world is screwed up in a whole lot of ways. Women are devalued, insulted and treated as objects on a daily basis. Rich men get to do and say whatever they like often without consequence. Queer people are murdered, persecuted, harassed, denied of their rights and generally screwed over by government, healthcare services and parents. Children who do not conform to gender stereotypes are taunted, bullied and outcast from peer groups. We always like to hear stories of people triumphing over adversity in life, but the truth is that only a few do. Many more are lost along the way.
What a wonderful world.
I don't have all the answers to solve all the world's problems, nor do I believe that anyone really does. I am just a 21-year-old queer boy who suffers from clinical depression and anxiety and who spends his days writing about mobile technology on UnleashthePhones.com and looking for a decent gig. I earnestly try not to let my mental health issues get in the way of life. I have written numerous popular and well-received editorials and product reviews. I possess in-depth knowledge and expertise about smartphone hardware, imaging, platforms and applications.
I graduated in 2014 from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology, and I possess rich experience in teaching, facilitation and dramatic methodology from being involved in various drama projects targeting diverse demographics over the past 4 years. I have performed playback theatre for a group of domestic workers. I have structured and facilitated an interactive theatre performance for youths exploring the negative impacts of gender stereotyping. I have facilitated a 6-week Introduction to Acting course for a group of 15 students. I maintain a great passion for the arts and using drama to incite personal growth and transformation.
If you'd like to read more about my personal journey with mental illness, check out my Tumblr. If you've got any open leads in writing, journalism, communications, education or the arts, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for checking out my page!