How do we build a world we want, rather than focusing on what we resist and what we don’t want? What if we prioritized this work of loving and treating each other better? How do we want to see each other grow, thrive, and live in joy?
Hosted and edited by Jordan Alam. With care from the entire Project As[I]Am Team. TRANSCRIPT (by Tessa Kim) Jordan (host): Hi there, this is Jordan Alam, and I’m the founder and editor of Project As[I]Am. This time, we wanted to do something a little bit different with our Letter from the Editors, and so we […]
A prose piece about the ritual of chai-making by Mandeep Hothi. My mom taught me how to make chai when I was young. It didn’t involve a big, coming-of-age ceremony but after a lifetime of preparing it for guests, family, and friends, she’d grown tired of making it herself. Any time I brought out […]
A visual art piece by Seema Nanda. From the artist: After many years of battling depression, I recently tried a new activity called “trauma sensitive yoga.” In each session, I began to experience new physical sensations in my body. One day as I meditated, a rush of feeling/prana swept through my back, and I cried. […]
Selected poetry and prose from Rain Chan. Read “A Tribute to Tiger Mom” below and click here to read more of Rain’s work. ‘A Tribute to Tiger Mom’ was a poem written for multiple reasons. It was written as reaction to a stereotype that did not justify the complexity of what it means to be […]
Selected poetry from Hayun Cho. write Her true and write Her warm No, I will not write Her sad today. Today She is merrier than the gods. She has eaten them all, She is sitting on their altars and guzzling their wine. She is a little drunk. Monsoons wind down Her thighs. Mirrors tremble […]
Bholo::Speak is a lo-fi epistolary audio art exchange between Rohin Guha and Taz Ahmed. Listen to the first set below and click here to listen to the second set of letters. **Transcripts currently unavailable. Click here to listen to the second set of letters. Tanzila ‘Taz’ Ahmed is an activist, storyteller, and politico […]
A series of letters by Christina Tran to the author’s future daughter juxtaposed against photos of their late mother. They are about our worth in the world, fighting the good fight, and always trusting in your own spirit – always. Click on the photos below to see the series in detail. Transcript available on next […]
婆婆 is a poem and a tribute to the resilience and love of Huiying’s grandmother and the generations of women in their family. It is part of remember your light, their personal collection of poetry. Click on the player to play the audio, or read the transcript below. TRANSCRIPT 婆婆, when you became the […]
A poem from Lily Luo. This poem came out of the many conversations I’ve had, with friends of mine who were dealing with similar questions about their identities, with myself as I tried to reconcile all the different, vibrant, complex parts of my being, with those who were a bit older than me who had […]
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