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" Java being a very muslim place it’s really important for me to say I’m Javanese polyamorous queer, and I’m not ashamed of that. I’m really feminine but then again the definition of feminine is not necessarily always stereotypical. It doesn’t have to be a certain thing. I think there is a lot of fierceness. It doesn’t have to be submissive or graceful gesture etc. I was conflicted in my early twenties because I was too feminine, and was trying to identify as an independent strong woman. There is a urge to act masculine, there is shameful things about wearing pink or so called girly stuff, and it’s part of misogynie. Why to be strong we have to act masculine? Pfff!!! Femininity has fierce aspects and so many spectrums in it. I completely identify as femme. It’s always fluid though, depends on how you feel." . Extract from the ongoing project Beyond our Bodies coming soon on sucassiano.com . Alda in her bed, Coburg, Australia, 2018
. Alda is an Erotika illustrator and a tattoo artist from Bandung, Indonesia. She published Penahitam Erotika which is a collective Erotic art fanzine. She works in Melbourne.
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