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The Perfect Cup of Chai: Prose from Mandeep Hothi

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 […]

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Bholo::Speak: Letters between Taz Ahmed & Rohin Guha

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 […]

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Jungli: A Poem by Salwa Tareen

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?”

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The Myth of the Asian Migrant Sex Worker

by anna saini Amongst her six sisters my mother was the undisputed champion of sari tying. When it was time to put on a sari for a function I would play mannequin for her to drape and wind the fabric through the maze of her hands to produce the delicate design of pleats and cloth […]

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“Deaf Brown Gurl”: An Interview with Sabina England

In this interview, we sat down with deaf South Asian writer and performance artist Sabina England and discussed working in different languages and media, navigating multiple marginalized identities, and Sabina’s latest film called “Deaf Brown Gurl.”

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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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A Clear but Nimble Plan: An Interview with Kavita Das

Kavita Das has been working in social justice careers for decades, from direct government policy work to public health to grant-making foundations such as Susan G. Komen.

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Organizations to Know (CACF and SAWCC)

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) Coalition for Asian American Children & Families Who is CACF? The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) is the nation’s only pan-Asian children’s advocacy organization that aims to ensure the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American (APA) children […]

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