Jean Hew   |  

A Swiftie reflects on the extremes of adolescence as seen through fandom and internet culture, remembering how Taylor Swift’s music punctuated key technological changes in her life, and offered her space for self-reflection and growth.

Law Zi-Ting   |  

Through the process of making onde-onde, Berlin-based writer Law Zi-Ting meditates on what it means to embrace ambiguity and unpredictability in a world that operates on data and strict binaries. “Steam sweet potato until tender.”

Damien Thow Xin Wei   |  

The author reflects on his journey with Javanese gamelan music, one that connects practitioners and ensembles scattered across the world, and conjures musical seascapes that reflect the diverse communities encountered along the way.

Jom   |  

Honesty. Fearlessness. Independence. Balance. Quality of writing. Care and love of the writers. Depth of research. Humour. Jom’s recently concluded reader survey, our first ever, was gratifying partly because of the responses to the question, “What do you like most about Jom and why?” We’re still new, we’...

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