Why Ferguson matters to Asian Americans – Soya Jung on Racefiles
1. Red lipstick (I have so many of them)
2. Wearing skirts when it’s warm sans stockings, con stockings when it’s cold. (But I’m realistically more of a blue-jeans or corduroys person)
3. Receiving and writing letters to friends in far places.
4. (queer) poetry [Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Darkmatter, Paul Tran…]
5. Seeing and recognizing another QPOC, and having them as friends
6. Honest, comfortable places where I don’t feel silenced
7. Coming out to people who love me for who I am
8. Tea. Masala Chai. Jasmine. Oolong. Lemon with honey. Milk tea with the right kind of boba. Lychee jelly. Ovaltine. Milo.
9. Asian food: Dimsum, Pho, Bun, soup dumplings, Bulgogi, cucumber kimchi, mango sticky rice, red curry, golden curry…
10. Zero 7, Little Dragon, Iron & Wine, The Flavr Blue
Peace & Love,
What it’s like to be gay and asian – wonderful blog I found while searching for femme Asians.
“Yellow Rage” Def Jam: Brave New Voices spoken word poetry. Some damn fierce asians.
This is the poem I submitted to this online creative writing magazine through my college!!! I’m so glad they took it. *smiles*
When I was younger I wanted to become a writer
I didn’t realize it rose out of loneliness
Or that my mouth would be full of words that had no navels
My sewing needle has thread too short to make a knot
The only jobs I qualify for require banter that does not end
Smiles that have no meaning
My life is just beginning when young women talk about marriage, husbands, children
I am no longer a child
I am no longer a girl
I see the snow falling outside
And I imagine myself like other women
I am not like the other young women I sit next to in lectures
I used to think Ivory Tower meant theories trapped in a tower taught by old white men with no practical application
Most of what I learn cannot solve social ills
I learned more about racism than I had in…
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