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Bodies and Battlegrounds: An Interview with Christine Oh

Editor’s Note: During the fall of my senior year, I organized a lecture and facilitated discussion on eating disorders, body image, and mental health for Asian American women.

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“Be Your Own Dumpling”: Written and Illustrated by Rowan Buchanan

“Be Your Own Dumpling” is an illustrated thought piece on the ways we police authenticity in what we eat and who we are, as seen through the eyes of one Hapa American.

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What’s R(ace) Got To Do With It?: White Privilege & (A)sexuality

by Alok Vaid-Menon In this series of pieces I hope to develop a new grammar to talk about asexuality outside of the ways in which it has been co-opted by neoliberal identity politics.

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“Deconstruct Me”: A Poem by Isabel Cajulis

This is a poem delineating the role of the mosaic body in the establishment of a true identity. Racism/experiences with racism are both implicit and explicit, also touching on issues such as objectification.

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“API Hair & Queerness”: A Film by Sally Tran

Sally Tran used to have long hair. Back then, Tran says, people would always remark, “You look so pretty with your long hair” and suspected they viewed them as a “submissive geisha doll.” 

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“RED:” A Poem by Jess X. Chen

“RED” is a performance poem for the millions who protested, were affected, and lost their lives during the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 3-4, 1989. You can listen to it using the player below! 10/31/14 update: The transcript has been restored, but without original formatting.   TRANSCRIPT June 4, 1989 For the 100,000 injured. 1000 […]

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The Constant Presence of U.S. Drones in the Sky by H.H. Bhojani

This article discusses the effects of living under drone warfare on one Pakistani family. It originally appeared on Alternet. Its content may be sensitive to some readers.

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Laying It Bare: An Interview with Vivian Fu

We reached out to Vivian Fu after seeing her compelling photography on Tumblr. Her work struck us as nostalgic, intimate, and uncompromising. 

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“You can do it your own way”: An interview with Sally Tran and Coco Layne

Enter Sally Tran and Coco Layne. Both Asian American artists have made ripples in the Tumblr world and beyond with their work challenging how narratives of hair in LGBTQ spaces forget about intersections with race.

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Talking Transformative & Disability Justice with Mia Mingus

We had the pleasure of interviewing writer and community organizer, Mia Mingus, on her journey in disability and transformative justice work, creating models of community accountability with the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective, and what she means when she says, “we have everything we need to get free.” 

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