Shagufe Hossain | The Daily Star
  • Shagufe Hossain

    The writer is the founder of Leaping Boundaries and a graduate student at McGill University.

  • The need to be seen

    The fundamental need of a human being, I think, is to feel seen. To connect.
  • An insidious silence

    When I was an undergraduate student, I remember reading about a campaign in Libya by a grassroots organisation, Voice of Libyan Women. They were, at the time, running a campaign against domestic violence.
  • The psychology behind communal attacks

    Bullying is an interesting, unique and complex form of interpersonal aggression. It is a distinctive pattern of harming and humiliating others, especially those who are in some way smaller, weaker, younger or in any way more vulnerable than the bully.
  • Commodities lost in clandestine marketplaces

    We are all commodities. Different parts of us are up for sale, as and when demand dictates, all the time. But it causes significant discomfort in me when vulnerable bodies are transformed into commodities.
  • Shrinking Spaces

    November has arrived. I have been looking forward to November since I came back mid this year. It is the month when rays of light fall differently on your face, sound travels differently, sunshine thins, and the mist thickens.