I texted him: "I don't feel like anyone could understand me without knowing more about me than most people do. I usually do not have the time to explain the about-150 years of geopolitical and sociocultural history of the U.S., Europe and Asia and how that impacts me."

The things we’re not taught


In a society that profits from your self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act. — Someone, somewhere, but the Internet has mangled it enough that I don’t know who or where to source it I get contemplative every time I see people around me go through major life events: picking college, graduating, quitting their jobs or getting engaged. Usually, I’m not a part of these events. In...

Curatorial statement: How to be a good Asian American queer?


One of the funny things about the world is that whether you like it or not, you have to live within it. That’s been a realisation that has struck me and fascinating me ever since. My exploratory blog posts and academic lecture discussion post have all touched on my own life struggles: How do I be a queer, gay Asian American that has lived so little on what we consider “American soil...

What does it mean to perform healthy masculinity?


After all, we never really answered this question. Throughout the last three months, we have discussed, either explicitly or implicity, the concept of masculinity.  We have identified how systems of power are constructed to perpetuate a society that privileges white, cisgender, heterosexual men; we have also addressed how such classifications are problematic and incomplete, and that our notions...