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.

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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.

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The Cut

The Misadventures of Awkward Black GirlElectric Literature

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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.