Author: Lavaanya Rekhi

Fast Fashion: The Dark Horse

The other day I watched a documentary called The True Cost on Netflix, and it’s made me take a hard look at the dialogue around me surrounding fashion. I hadn’t even taken a moment to realise how many YouTubers I subscribe to had haul videos, brandishing the money they spent and squealing with glee as they

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Prescription or Subscription: Do we determine our realities or are they defined for us?

This post can go in so many different directions I honestly struggled to pick an angle. From western colonialism to the male gaze to the Influencer world of social media, this prescriptive or subscriptive nature of our reality is everywhere. Before we delve into this topic, a few ground rules; by prescriptive, I mean the

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Femannequin

What I’m about to write about has not come about from any specific aha-moment; no epiphanies were experienced in the making of this post. Instead, the matter of this post was a gradual movement, a subconscious recognition, spending a moment longer on that fleeting thought, than any others. Noticing that it had occurred to me

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The Metamorphosis of Value

Something that has startled me in my young adult years is the concept that value isn’t timeless; it isn’t fixed, finite nor objectively true. The value one places in a certain object, person or even memory is constantly subject to every day movements; one’s mood, one’s activity and – by extension – one’s knowledge of

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Diversity & Inclusiveness: A Drama (#1)

I want to preface this series, and post, by saying that I am extremely grateful that Diversity and Inclusiveness is increasingly being brought to the forefront of today’s conversations, concerns and people’s agendas. I am proud that I get to be a part of this movement, and in doing so learn things about society and

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Weight, substance, and other forms of existence

The English language is filled to the brim, permeated in every dimension with colourful metaphors that emphasize a weightlessness, lack of substance. From being swept away by a surprise kiss, a dazzling array of displays or a tantalizing taste, to being brought back down to earth, feeling light as a feather, and so on.