In Discovering Perfume, I Discovered Who I Am
Before I transitioned, perfume was the only thing I felt safe to experiment with. It worked in the realm of the invisible, the as-yet-unsayable.
Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l'aromatique alimentaire
What is beautiful? How do we serve that beauty?
This is the year
L’air du temps
Silence of the Lambs
I wish I could be here as myself
L’Ombre dans L’Eau
Mishka Hoosen is a South African writer. His debut novel, Call it a difficult night, was published by Deep South Books in 2015. His work has appeared on the Ploughshares Blog, and in Bare Fiction, Plume, Illuminations, Rolling Stone South Africa, New Coin, The Missing Slate, and others. His work mainly deals with questions of desire, the body, the senses, violence, and folklore.
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I learned that kind of hard-won glamour; that we should have beauty, however much the world wants to keep it from us.
I think now, what is life if not a rather ridiculous, fumbling, histrionic, financially ruinous, unwieldy thing?