Cover Photo: What Miyazaki’s Heroines Taught Me About My Mixed-Race Identity by Nina Coomes

What Miyazaki’s Heroines Taught Me About My Mixed-Race Identity

“Miyazaki tells us something about bodies in flux: There is no easy answer; only the conflict, the question.”

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Spirited Away

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Nina Li Coomes is a Japanese and American writer, currently living in Boston, MA. Her writing has appeared in RHINO poetry, The Margins, and | tap | lit mag, among other places. Her debut chapbook haircut poems is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press.