Communication and Design student at Bilkent Uni- full portfolio: https://basakkyirmibesoglu.myportfolio.com/visual-arts
Cehed and Şan Hold Tight to Their Education For A Better Future
Looking to the future with hope thanks to the “Conditional Cash Transfer for Education" (CCTE) Programme, Şan and Cehed's biggest dreams are to become a teacher and a policeman.
Ankara, Türkiye, 20 September 2022- “I want to be a teacher because I want to improve myself and help other students” says 11-year-old Şan, laughing shyly. She and her family applied to the Turkish Red Crescent Community Center with the guidance of her school. However, before that, it was a difficult process for her f...
Period stories: On mothers, slaps, and shame
When I first bled, I was sitting on my bed wearing yellow floral underwear. The pattern matched my soul.
I was 12, and mature enough to know what it was. At school, students like me were taken to the dark and dusty seminar rooms on the ground floor where we were taught what we should be ashamed of.
The word ‘vulva’ was the first thing we were told we shouldn’t say. Instead, teachers called it “the downside”. We were told that if we didn’t shave “the downside”, we were going to smell bad.
Dört üniversite, dört yurt, ortak sorun: LGBTİ+ öğrenciler barındırılmıyor
LGBTİ+ üniversite öğrencileri de barınma konusunda bir güvenceye sahip değiller. Bu güvensizlik halini dört üniversiteden dört öğrenciyle konuştuk.
“Yurtta güvenli bir alanım olduğunu hissedemiyordum”
Bilkent Üniversitesi'nde okumuş non-binary bir üniversite öğrencisi olan Yasemin'in geçmişte deneyimlediğine göre yurtlarda LGBTİ+ bir öğrencinin kendine güvenli bir alan kurma fırsatı çok fazla olmuyor:
“İkili cinsiyet sisteminin dayattığı cinsiyetlendirilmiş alanlar dayatılıyordu. Yurt çalışanları bize sürekli 'abla, kız' gibi cinsiyetlendirilmiş kelimeler kullanılıyordu. Açık kimlikli olm...
Turkish Women Are Not Mourning, They Are Uprising — Jejune Magazine
In Turkey, everyday women are living with the fear of being murdered by a man, but they are also trusting each other and they are defending one another. They are going to the women's right platforms first when their life is in danger. They don't trust their country because they know the justice system will do nothing.While the government acknowledges the issue of violence against women, the feminist movement became a leading power of the country. With this challenge, a woman killed anywhere in the world became the rebellion of any woman in the world.
Re-exploring Photography From The Queer Lens — Jejune Magazine
Art is most enjoyable when it represents us, much like our favorite clothes to wear. There are many labels in society that assign gender to people according to their appearances, especially with how they choose to dress, and the same can be said for art. Binary gender is pervasive in the art industry, and often times queer artists have been systematically excluded. It needs to be changed. And we will change it. There are artists that are challenging the industry standard through their art. Queer, non-binary, Latinx, fashion photographer Daniel Roa is one of them. They created a fashion...
The Emoji Story: Emojis As The Voice Of The People
Have you ever spent hours thinking about an emoji that was sent to you? Trying to make sense of it and/or attaching new meaning to it? Trying to see symbols within symbols or personal meaning of you who are in character form. Maybe it is about who you are and sometimes who you aren't. In the current digital age, emojis are the voices of people. These little visual symbols have a big world which consists of infinite meanings. They aren't just for communicating, they’ve become an accessible sym...
Bianca Bosch Might Be An OMG Girl In The Kissing Booth, But She Is A Sweet Heart In Real Life — Jejune Magazine
At a time when many young people in the film industry don't want to be aware of what they are doing, it is refreshing to seeing some talented and conscious actresses. The 24-year-old Netflix star Bianca Bosch, known for her role in The Kissing Booth Trilogy, isn’t just another OMG girl or teen movie star. When she isn't acting she can be found locally feeding the homeless in South Africa, starting her own lighting business, and learning Reiki. Please read our exclusive interview below to learn more about Bianca.
Sipping 'The Tea' With Olivia Charmaine
Our screens are a place where people tell stories to each other or the world beyond our borders. But, our history proves that these screens usually don't tell the stories of all of us. Racial and gender-based discrimination is still there and what we are looking for is some diversity, equality, and inclusion. However, there are some people want to change this unjust structure by telling our stories! Olivia Charmaine is a film and television producer and she embracing her melanin, queerness, a...
Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez: Reckoning With Male Gaze
We’re all familiar with social patriarchy —a social world organized under compulsory heterosexuality. Only the heterosexual male desire is accepted as “natural” and “normal,” whereas all other sexual practices and desires are considered as “abnormal” or “an exception.” It’s a structure prioritizes men's pleasure. Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez who is a Brooklyn-based singer/composer created her latest single “Better For You” highlighting how women contort themselves physically and emotionally to be m...
Being Outspoken Through Art With Doomsday Entertainment — Jejune Magazine
We are at a time when art and entertainment manipulate society and the next generations systematically but, also, we believe that these days, art has moved away from the manipulative purpose to involve social engagement and political motives. Doomsday Entertainment is a production company founded by Danielle Hinde in 2010 and this is why we are hopeful about today's art. Danielle Hinde has overseen groundbreaking and award-winning videos for Marvin Gaye, David Guetta, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Childish Gambino, One Republic, J. Lo, and hundreds more. She produced many culture-reset.....
The Istanbul Convention: A Continuing Source of Political Division In Several European Countries
Around Europe, there are ongoing discussions about the Istanbul Convention. In the Czech Republic, the convention is supported by former Minister of Human Rights and Legislation Jiří Dienstbier, the Czech Women’s Lobby, and victims of domestic violence, but right-wing political parties claim that the convention threatens the concept of the traditional family. Photo credit: vlada.cz
The Istanbul Convention was opened for signature in 2011 in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with the aim of reduci...
35% of Non-EU Citizens In The Czech Republic Are Overqualified For Their Jobs
According to the EU labor force survey, a significant proportion of non-EU citizens working in the European Union are overqualified for their jobs, at a much higher rate than EU citizens. In the Czech Republic, just 10% of workers from other EU countries are overqualified, compared to around 35% of non-EU workers.
Czech Rep., Jul 22 (BD) – Recent data from the European Union (EU) labor force survey indicates that many non-EU citizens working in EU c...
Czech Republic Records Second Highest Employment Rate In The EU
According to the European Labour Force Survey, in the first quarter of 2021, the labour market slack in the European Union ran to over 14% of the extended labour force aged 20-64. The Czech Republic has the lowest labour market slack (4%) and second highest employment rate (almost 80%) in the EU. Photo Credit: Freepik.
Czech Rep., Jul 26 (BD) According to recent data from the EU Labour Force Survey, in the first quarter of 2021, the seasonally adjusted employment rate of people aged 20-64 in ...
Czech Republic Has The Third Highest Overweight Population In The EU
Czech Rep., Jul 23 (BD) – According to the recent European Health Interview Survey, 45% of adults living in the EU had normal weight, measured by Body Mass Index (BMI). Nearly 3% were considered underweight, while more than half were overweight. BMI is a measure of a person’s weight relative to their height, which generally correlates with body fat.
The lowest share of overweight people is among those aged 18-24, at just over 20%, while this figure rose to over 60% of those aged 65 to 74. The EU member states with the most overweight adults were Croatia and Malta (65%)....