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Sarah Haji Abdul Mutalif

Production Support Engineer, Brunei Shell Petroleum in Bandar Seri Begawan

The Girl Who Wanted To Be A Hero

PRESENTED ON NOV 26, 2017
IN BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN @ VOL 12

Known as a tomboy when she was younger, Sarah Haji Abdul Mutalif believed that she was a boy until she could no longer deny her womanhood. When she realized there weren't many women known as heroes she decided that she would become one, a hero. Making her hero journey true she was accepted into a male-dominated course in the UK and returned home to a male-dominated oil and gas career and sent offshore. However, no matter how much she wanted to be the hero for women there is always something that wants to pull her back.

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Inspiring Women of All Manner

BY SAILOR CHER
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 28, 2014

Local tattoo artist Sailor Cher tells us about some of the women who have inspired her through the years. The one who has inspired her most may surprise you.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 10, 2014.

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Gender and the General Election

BY COCO TOMA
@ VOL 14 ON APR 29, 2015

Coco Toma, Vice President Communication and Democracy at the Huddersfield Student Union, looks at developing women's engagement with politics in the 21st century.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 21, 2015.

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Juliette H. Morgan: A Librarian Civil Rights Hero

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

Jonathan Jeffrey is the Manuscripts and Folklife Archives Coordinator and Department Head for Library Special Collections at Western Kentucky University. Here he shares with us the story of Juliette H. Morgan, a librarian who contributed to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Free2Be

BY JAMES ROBINSON
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

James Robinson tells us about the path that led him to start Free2Be, a nonprofit LGBTQ resource center that works to end violence while advocating for the Human & Civil Rights of Sexual & Gender Minorities.

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Fast Fashion Feminism - What Happens When Girl Power Is Trendy?

BY KIT POWELL
@ VOL 8 ON OCT 26, 2017

Kit Powell critiques the idea of buying a t-shirt, tote bag or pair of earrings, emblazoned with a slogan, in order to be part of a movement, and asks how much does it costs to declare yourself a feminist, and where is your money going?

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Girl Powered

BY MADDIE CRISMAN
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

Maddie Crisman's been standing up for her rights since joining the football team in school. Today she and her partner embody equal rights and advocate for equity.

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Who Run The World? Girls (Who Play Trombone)

BY JESSICA OTTAVIANO
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

A trombonist since age 11 and also *gasp* a woman, hear Jessica Ottaviano speak about her experience as a musician in a majority male world.

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The Bechdel Test And Women's Presence In Film

BY DAVE VALENTINE
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

D.J., popular culture buff and quiz master Dave Valentine examines The Bechdel Test, which asks if a work of fiction features at least two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man. 

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Into the Rainbow

BY KIM DUNHAM
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 25, 2018

As far as Kim Dunham's topic, she is graduating in December with a BA in Gender and Women's Studies. Her area of focus was Queer Theory. Her wife is a trans woman and is currently in the beginning stages of physical transition and we have 2 kids (an 8 year old who is hers from a previous relationship and a 5 month old baby). My wife's transition and the birth of a new baby brought about a lot of "boy or girl" talk, and she hopes to shine a light on nonbinary genders.