mandag 2. september 2019

#ProtestToo: the women at the forefront of Hong Kong’s anti-government movement

Jordyn sleeps at night cuddling her teddy bear, while surrounded by dolls. She keeps her voice low and slow – and gets easily startled by loud noises. “I am not a brave person at all,” says the 23-year-old.

But on recent weekends, she has mustered the courage to take to the streets – sometimes by herself – equipped with goggles, a respirator, filters and bottles of water to extinguish tear gas canisters. “I am not physically strong, and I don’t do sports,” she says. “So I feel quite surprised how girls, including myself, have reacted in these situations. I think we have all toughened up.”