For Asian women in the diaspora, the denial of our anger exists at the toxic intersection of sexism and the model minority stereotype, enforced on two fronts by white Western culture and from within our own communities. The prohibition of our rage actively endangers us. But attempts to suppress our anger also reveal its power: it poses a threat. Our anger can be a tool of resistance in a post-pandemic world. Instead of burying or relinquishing it, we should learn to use it.
For Ro White’s series “How To Survive A Post(?)-COVID World”, I wrote about what Asian female angry resistance would look like in a post pandemic world.
This article is published in Autostraddle, a digital publication and real life community for multiple generations of LGBTQIA+ humans (and their friends).