Dialogue avec la communauté sino-montréalaise

Asian Communities, Diaspora

Dans le cadre de l’exposition Dialogue avec la communauté sino-montréalaise, j’ai écrit une série de textes qui abordent des thèmes majeurs qui touchent notre communauté – les nouveaux arrivants, l’art sino-montréalais, l’aménagement urbain du Quartier chinois, et la résistance de notre communauté contre l’adversité. J’ai consulté beaucoup de gens issus de la communauté qui ont eu un rôle à jouer dans son développement. L’exposition sera au Quartier chinois du 26 mai jusqu’au 15 octobre 2021.

Ces articles ont été publié sur le site Mémoires des Montréalais, un site sur l’histoire de Montréal et de ses habitants.

The Revolutionary Anger of Asian Women

Asian Communities, Diaspora

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). 

Plan A Presents: The Rebel Minority

Asian Communities, Diaspora

My millionth sincere attempt to become “the worst minority ot all time”, The Rebel Minority is my monthly column. Published on the first Wednesday of every month, I perform countercultural analyses of various societal and lifestyle phenomena in a sometimes light, sometimes serious tone. The goal of this column is to break the veneer of respectability that has long surrounded the existence of Asians in the West and bring my own honest intersectional diasporic Asian perspective to various issues of our chaotic Burning 20s.

Got an idea you want me to write about? Send them to me here with the subject line “The Rebel Minority: Column Idea”. I look forward to hearing from you!

This column is published in Plan A Magazine, a political Asian American publication that focuses on exploring issues relevant to the Asian diaspora from around the world and on radical movement building for justice.

Navigating Capitalist Mandates of Happiness and Collectivist Fears of Shame

Diaspora

Using some of my own experiences with university applications, I analyze North American and Asian cultural frameworks with regards to dealing with failure. I perform an intersectional societal analysis to explore how failure is dealt with in a capitalist society that relies on exploitation to function and compare it to a collectivist society that requires absolute uniformity of expression in all its members to function. Then I conclude with how both approaches have shortcomings, and how the only way out is through claiming a staple of immigrant life: agency.

This article was featured in Plan A Magazine, a political Asian American publication that focuses on exploring issues relevant to the Asian diaspora from around the world and on radical movement building for justice.

Raving Asians Make the Bass Drop: The New Rave Culture

Asian Communities, Diaspora

As part of an investigation into the cultural phenomenon of raves within the Asian diaspora, I talked to Asians in the United States, Canada and Australia to learn about their experiences in the subculture and investigate the reasons behind their popularity. Young Asian ravers, experienced Asian ravers who have been in the scene for decades and industry insiders have shared with me their rave memories, their reasons for being involved, the sense of community they have found and their ways of resisting.

This article was featured in Plan A Magazine, a political Asian American publication that focuses on exploring issues relevant to the Asian diaspora from around the world and on radical movement building for justice.