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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Visual art by Paradise Khanmalek Paradise is an artist, illustrator, and writer based out of LA. She makes art inspired by her own beautiful fat brown body, plants, magic, and science fiction. You can see more of her work at her website.
A poem by Salwa Tareen. Salwa Tareen is a recent college graduate, community organizer, and writer from Kalamazoo, Michigan. As a Pakistani-American woman born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Canada, in her spare time she enjoys thinking of clever quips to the question: “No, where are you really from?”
Where are the stories that reject the quest for beautiful and revel in the ugly? Since last year, there have been many changes at Project As[I]Am. We’ve produced our own in-house media. Our volunteer staff has grown from three to eight. The logo and style of the website has changed dramatically. Through it all […]
by GRAY. Cut the umbilical cord. Leave and never return. Never look back. This was my advice to myself upon leaving Singapore years ago. I hoped my life was a nightmare I could wake up from, a bad dream I could forget. However, trauma doesn’t work that way. It sticks with you – and there […]
Hosted and edited by Veda Kumarjiguda. Guests featured in episode 2 are Alex Ngo and Fredrick D. Kakinami Cloyd. Drop that Hyphen is As[I]Am’s podcast where host Veda will be in conversation with artists and activists around the country about their work and how they think about social justice topics. In the second episode, guests […]
My mom turns to my cousin and exclaims, “At least I’m not as crazy as your mom! She was running a whole restaurant by herself. Doing everything! Even I couldn’t do that. I don’t know how she did that!” My aunt in question takes a sip of her tea and responds, “I had to. What […]
As[I]Am stands in solidarity with the protesters against state violence. After the announcements that there would be no indictments for the murders of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, amongst hundreds of other casualties of state and police violence, we are angry and disappointed at a system that claims to provide ‘justice’. There is no justice […]
A multi-disciplinary art piece by Sophia Terazawa: To work is to mourn. I write to mourn. This song is one of many “ghost portraits” that I create to call upon and honor those who have walked before us in this dangerous, joyful, and devastating path called liberation. As I write this now, Grace Lee Boggs […]
Hosted and edited by Veda Kumarjiguda. Guests featured in episode 1 are Jordan Alam and Alex. Drop that Hyphen is As[I]Am’s new podcast where host Veda will be in conversation with artists and activists around the country about their work and how they think about social justice topics. On this first episode, we are discussing […]
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