Monique Laban

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Monique Laban is a writer from New York. Her work has appeared in JoySauce, The Offing, Clarkesworld, The Florida Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere.  She is a 2022 Hedgebrook writer in residence.


Cover Photo: Photograph by  Eduardo Velazco Guart/Unsplash
Revenge Travel Helped Me Learn to Manage My Anxiety

Though I estranged myself from my toxic family, their hold on my mind still needed to let me go. So I got on a plane and left.

Nov 28, 2022
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
“The Community Is Hurting”: Why We Need to Talk About Colorism and Bias in Asian American Communities

It feels jarring to deal with “model minority” stereotypes in non-Asian American spaces while facing negative stereotypes within some Asian ones.

May 02, 2019