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The “Our Greatest Resource” Issue: Letter from the Editors

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?

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To Hell and Back: Visual Art by Seema Nanda

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. […]

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forever sounds like: Selected Poetry by Hayun Cho

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 […]

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Dear Daughter: Visual Art by Christina Tran

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 […]

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婆婆: A Tribute Poem by Huiying B. Chan

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 […]

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A Love Letter to Queer, Christian Asians: Poetry by Lily Luo

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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Self-Love and Transformation: Poetry from Naazneen Diwan

These four audio tracks from Naazneen Diwan are poems that touch on self-love and transformation, building and preserving refuge collectively, opening our hearts in the face of heartbreak, and survival, sisterhood and inner-divinity. Click on the images below to read the text of each poem and scroll down to play the audio, as performed by […]

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Light Gold: Visual Art by Joelle Riffle

A visual art piece by Joelle Riffle. From the creator: Light Gold is a conception of heritage and genealogy as an ethnically ambiguous mixed race woman who has no connection to any of the cultures associated with the identities I claim or biological “ancestry.”   Click on the images to move to the next page.

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Breaking Through to the Other: Part I

A conversation between Sophia Remolde and AE on identity, community, art, empathy and learning to exist between and beyond binaries. Part one is centered around perceptions and challenges of art-making. Part two continues here.   Humans have a deep evolutionary habit of labeling things so that they can feel safe and survive. What happens when […]

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Selections from The Trouble with Humpadori

A visual art piece by Bishakh Som and poems by Vidhu Aggarwal   THE-WORLD-IS-FLAT FRIEND Before ever having been stomped on, I had the character of a martyr and a slave. In my character— a terrible passivity. Tag it: a new species of calm. Pressed into service, there’s nothing to do but expand. I’m expansive, low […]

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