I was interviewed by SBS Radio Australia on 21 April 2011, which is Kartini Day in Indonesia. Kartini is our national heroine, symbol of women's emancipation.
They feature me as an Indonesian woman who chooses to become a trailing wife, raises two kids in the Indonesian language (although married to a foreigner and live abroad) and at the same time (tries) to take her writing hobby to a more serious level.
On the first part, I talk about what it means to be a trailing wife (both positive and negative consequences), how I cope with this often misunderstood life (it's more struggle than glamour). Second part is about multilingual parenting, with emphasize in raising kids in the Indonesian language, with some brief tips.
I do hope this interview will encourage my fellow countrymen to keep their efforts in consistently speaking vernacular to their children.
We, women and mothers, also have to remember that we always have a choice in life and should not let anybody belittle our role.
The interview is in the Indonesian Language.
Click here to listen
For some reasons, I've been feeling a bit demotivated these past few weeks, but hey, the interview had cheered me up! I should really kick my a## to get back to writiing.