by Enna Kim This piece is a page from a 16-page risograph zine titled “Hiding (숨다).” I created to encapsulate my first time travelling to Korea. A traditional Korean mask is used as a visual aid to represent how I felt hidden and out of touch with my Korean culture throughout my trip. I used […]Read more "Hiding"
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by Sameena Eidoo In 2019, I was presented with the opportunity to teach a course titled, “Anti-Discriminatory Education”, to teacher candidates (TCs), future teachers, whom I had previously taught in an educational research methods course. These TCs were already familiar with my pedagogical approach and receptive to an emphasis on humanizing and decolonizing approaches to […]Read more "Ever Becoming: Making Zines As Critically Reflexive Practice"
by Christine Wu In place of my mother’s kitchen I search for guidanceon the Internet, some other family’s foodsteps. Use only the softest little pillowsof beancurd waiting to absorball the world has to unleash. In my mouth,sharp snap of pink-white flesh, memory of my motherwho ate only tofu, couldn’t afford shrimp for herself,all the best […]Read more "Tofu With Shrimp"
by Soko Fong Negash In Hong Kong Cantonese, “Have you eaten rice yet?” [sihk jó faahn meih a? 食咗飯未呀?] is a common greeting, the equivalent of “how are you?” in English. It’s a question that can cut through any tension or discomfort, no matter how big or small. It’s simple, really: food is labour, and […]Read more "Have You Eaten?"
by Jason Li Earlier this June, during the 2020 resurgence of Black Lives Matter, a controversy erupted in North American Asian artist and activism circles. An Asian artist had created an illustration depicting a yellow tiger and a black panther, set in a black and yellow yin yang symbol, with the slogan “Yellow Peril Supports […]Read more "Asian / Artist / Ally / Accomplice"
and a brief history of Soca and Dancehall by Jay Phillips I used to hate Carnival music. It was always so loud and disruptive when I was little. Growing up, I always tried to be counter-culture, mostly from feeling oversaturated by what I considered dominant culture. But as I reached the formative years of my […]Read more "DJing as Power In The Caribbean"