Crystal Tai

Crystal Taieditor

Crystal is Correspondent and Editor at Ariana. Before joining the team, she reported on topics including the 2019-2020 Hong Kong protests, global feminist movements, and the “honjok” solo lifestyle movement. Her work has been published in The Observer, South China Morning Post, Quartz, Monocle and other media. Find her on Twitter: @crystalpher_

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Hearts & Minds: Teaching LGBT+ acceptance in schools

LGBT+ acceptance should be taught during children’s formative school years, but Hong Kong’s sexual education system often falls short.

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Initiatives

Mark your calendar: Essential social justice dates for 2021

From World Toilet Day to International Press Freedom Day, we look at the origins and inspiration behind five global movements.

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Environment

In Focus: Greening Hong Kong

The Conservancy Association advocates for Hong Kong’s biodiversity, sustainable farming practices and greater environmental awareness.

Credit: The Conservancy Association
LGBT+

LGBT is Not Me: Why LGBT+ umbrella terms fall short

Hong Kong’s sexual and gender minorities are looking for more precise, inclusive LGBT+ umbrella terms.

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LGBT+

Portraits Of Diversity: 3 personal stories from LGBT+ Hongkongers

Every day, members of Hong Kong’s LGBT+ community face exclusion, harassment and inequality. We hear the personal stories of three individuals who overcame pain and ...

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News Feature

Abortions on lockdown: How the US ‘global gag rule’ impacts the reproductive health of women around the world

Since US President Trump further expanded the controversial global gag rule in 2019, the US has cut off over US$8.8 billion in funding for foreign NGOs, leaving millions ...

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Children

Hong Kong mothers speak out about the realities of ‘working from home’ during Covid-19

As many Hong Kong parents work remotely due to Covid-19, women now find themselves pulling double duty.

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Environment

Join TEDxTinHau Countdown to rally for climate change during Covid-19

As the pandemic looms large, TEDxTinHau Countdown will dedicate this year’s event to climate change with a mix of in-person and live-streamed events on Saturday, 17 October.

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Ethnic Discrimination

Being Black in Hong Kong

Nigerian writer and creative Christopher Onoja explains what it’s like to be Black in Hong Kong.

Christopher Onoja. Credit: Christopher Onoja.
Disabilities

Space to be me: LGBT+ and disabled in Hong Kong

Disabled and LGBT+ Hongkongers speak about their daily struggles to express themselves in the face of discrimination and enduring stigma.

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