Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
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.


The Black Notebooks

Psychology Today

Find my axis.Can you feel where I’m distributing my weight? Push me with your torso; it tells me what to do.


The Cut

The Misadventures of Awkward Black GirlElectric Literature


Monique Laban is a writer from New York. She attended the 2017 VONA: Voices of Our Nations Arts workshop and will attend the 2019 Tin House Summer Workshop. Her work has been published in Electric Literature.