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