World 157

In World 157, obstructive censorship of sexual identity no longer exists in a progressive society that parallels away from Southeast Asian historical colonisation. Individuals begin to think, feel, and express themselves in new ways, establishing collective communities with new religious traditions and beliefs.

By defying draconian censorship in sexual identity through clothing and technology that expands on one’s self-consciousness as an act of defiance, individuals are granted acceptance and freedom of expression beyond the sexuality they embody in the new millennium. Transcending above labels in sexuality to rediscover non-dual identities through a post-humanist lens, freed of a gendered system, illuminating hope and power birthed from a new reality that blurs the line between what is real and constructed.

What if …

obstructive censorship of sexual identity does not exist? The beginnings of this notion deviate from the 19th-century influence of Southeast Asian historical colonialism.


longevity of garments, upcycling/recycling


Non-dualism in SEA religions, the idea of censorship, Miyabi Matsuyama, Claude Cahun, Surrealism, Maison Margiela

This World was contributed by Felicia-Mihaela Dobrin, Reet Jetwani, Michelle Lee Jingying, Felicia Aw Sin Ping and Tan Su Rui Pearlsi (located in Singapore, India and the UK) using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

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