Comedy Is Like a Fuckboy
Comedian and improviser Monika Hetzler recounts how comedy—while it is still often inaccessible—allowed her to shift her relationship to the “confused mixed kid” narrative, discover her own agency, and embrace the awkward.
Alex D. Araiza, The Cheerful Crowd, 2017.…More
How Comedy Unmasked My Inner Queen
Community organizer May Esperanza Losloso details the lead-up to her comedy debut, considering how everyday humor and a space without censorship brought her to remove some of her masks and claim her place as a Filipinx Humorist/Miss Universe Impersonator.
May Esperanza Losloso. Photo: Tori Hong.I wear many masks throughout my day, depending on the space.…More
Arriving In Between Homecomings and Liberation
Visual artist Tori Hong depicts the tension between process and profession, personal and public that weaves throughout their collection of self-portraits exploring homelands and homecomings.
Tori Hong, Dis/Connected, 2017.…More
“Selfie” and “Complicated”: Two Poems
Two poems by abolitionist-activist-academic-artist June Kuoch seek to navigate the corporality of the trans Asiatic body, love, and justice, asking: What does it mean for an object to object? Do we regain our own humanity?
“Human beings are magical. Bios and Logos. Words made flesh, muscle and bone animated by hope and desire, belief materialized in deeds, deeds which crystallize our actualities”…More
Here to Make NICE and Changes to the Asian American Canon
Writer, actor, and filmmaker Naomi Ko expands the conversation on representation in media, asking what it means to create a TV show about your home and community when the world doesn’t believe you’re from there—and what it means to create for your community when parts of your community do not accept your work.
Naomi Ko. Photo: Katherina Vang.…More
The United States of Han
Poet Su Hwang digs into the influence of han in her Korean lineage, the kickassery of untranslatable words into English, and the toxicity of white gatekeeping in the arts––and ultimately delivers an ode to crazy dreams coming true anyway.
My mom and me. Photo by Hwang family, courtesy of Su Hwang. …More
does this mean i’m a real artist now?
Artist-educator heather c. lou documents a year of transition from Oakland to Minneapolis, illuminating how artistic process is intimately affected by personal and professional lives, and sharing the search for voice and healing in a white supremacist environment.
summeri moved from Oakland to Minneapolis in 2016. everybody in my life seemed concerned with this life decision:“Are you sure this is a good idea?”“Isn’t it…cold…there? The weather and the people?”…More
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