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“My art is a way to show that we are fighting”

For us in Myanmar, the art reflects our reality.

Sep 21, 2021
What Kind of Doctor Do I Want to Be?

We can resist the violences we know firsthand, to truly equate teaching and learning with openheartedness, with survival, even with nurture.

Give Disability Feminism the Respect It Deserves

We speak of the radicalization of disabled people, but so few have that experience. So many never even know us.

Sep 20, 2021
Ingredients of a Goosebump

All the things I would have shielded my younger self from, they crop up in books, too. And they are not the monsters with the glowing eyes.

Sep 16, 2021
Finding Solace and Sardines at The 99 Cents Only Store

There was always a feeling of limitless potential at the 99 Cents Store.

Sep 15, 2021
How I Tricked Myself Into Thinking I’d Be Better off as Dirt

Maybe at the end of my conscious existence, my body would be useful as nutrients.

Sep 14, 2021
Having a Child Meant Imagining a New Way to Make Theater

I had to imagine an environment in which theater-making and parenting could not only coexist, but nourish and inform one another.

For Anxious Loneliness: A Recipe for Mushroom Wafu Spaghetti

In adolescence, weekend lunches meant fending for ourselves. On certain Saturdays, my sister and I ate wafu spaghetti together.

Sep 08, 2021
On ‘Mississippi Masala’ and the Politics of Desire

They were a two-sided awakening for me; a bi-panic-inducing pairing.

Sep 07, 2021
Why I Love Airports: A Comic

In airports, I have never been a resident alien; I am a traveler, just like everyone else.

Aug 31, 2021
When Fresh Food Is a Luxury, Beauty Becomes a Necessity

In the midwest food desert I grew up in, there are higher standards for what we wear than what we eat.

Aug 26, 2021
Despite Its Dark Ending, ‘Ginger Snaps’ Still Made Me Want a Sibling

My preoccupation with suicide was less about actually dying and more about grappling with my own sense of agency in the world.

Aug 26, 2021
Queerness Gave Me a New Way of Seeing Myself

That afternoon, I learned again something I had known before: that I wasn’t completely straight.

Aug 19, 2021
What Cabbage Teaches Us about Care and Culture

It has been domesticated across Asia for so long, its movements have become opaque.

Aug 19, 2021
Let’s Crack Open a Couple of Cold Ones

When it comes to how I experience Dad Culture, I have to admit I’m a sucker for beers.

Aug 18, 2021
Finding Gender in a Razor

Shaving with it was more seductive than expected.

Aug 10, 2021
Finding Self-Acceptance at the Skating Rink

But the boundaries of class dissolved as I noticed kids at the rink.

Aug 05, 2021
Baking Her Recipes Keeps My Mother Near

Baking was solely Mom’s domain, I believed, and cooking for her was mine.

Aug 04, 2021