Amidst all the swirling anxieties of the pandemic, I had almost forgotten I was brown. I had forgotten that the eyes looking out from above my mask were deep inky pools which so often failed to reflect familiarity and belonging.I had forgotten that, while my hands were gloved and hidden, my sepia arms betrayed my origins in a sun-washed and sun-dried land.
As a part of the 2020 Growing Room Literary & Arts Festival, Thu Le curated a beautiful visual art exhibition, >codex_, at Emily Carr University. This exhibit featured the work of June Tang, Taryn Sheppard, and Flavourcel Animation Collective, and was an attempt to understand the act of writing and its manifestations. We are so […]
from LooseLeaf Magazine In 2015 I had a wild dream to start a publication for pan-Asian writers and artists, and that winter, in partnership with a bunch of equally naive and down-for-anything Asian creatives, LooseLeaf Magazine emerged. Like a lot of other grassroots and self-starting initiatives emerging at the time, LooseLeaf was a passionate response to calls for diversity and BIPOC platforms. […]
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