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

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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?

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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...

The origin story

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“Red roses near a green hedge surrounding a house” by Caroline Sleeper on Unsplash They keep asking me for an origin story. Where are you from? What did you do? How did you get here? What do you want from your life? I tell them something because it makes things easier. It makes things good for me in the long run. I might have to talk to them again. I might need them for favours. You were not like...

how many

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how many more kids have to die before we begin to say that taking away guns might mean we kill fewer children how many more schools need to have bullet holes before we decide we don’t want another shooting at a school ever again how many of our children have to watch their friends and siblings be killed at the place they learn to grow up before we look at other countries and realise their dying...

On personal politics, an academic lecture post

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When our personal beliefs and social politics clash, are we obligated to speak out, however controversial? How should we draw a balance when our desire to improve the experiences of one group of people against oppression seems to clash with another group’s? When Hak-Shing William Tam attempted to withdraw as an expert witness in the court cast against California’s Proposition 8, he...