“I really don’t need to be in my house simmering over the racist comments on violence against Black people.”
“What’s the point of podding if I can’t fix your unhappiness?”
I’m searching for the right person who can help me go through all this confusion.
“You know I can’t tell when you’re making Black people jokes!”
One hot, queer week in the summer of 2020. From face masks, to protests, to cats sleeping on ice packs to beat the heat.
What’s the point in arguing with a world that will always devalue Black skin?
The Illuminations Grant is a testament to what can happen when cultural producers invest their energy not just in the documentation of trans people, but also in creative solutions for their lives and careers.
Four scenes from my life as a trans femme.
“I can only describe my current emotional state as 🙃 “
Aiden contemplates what it means to identify with the phrase “Asians for Black Lives.”
As a queer Asian woman, I’m asking questions and finding my place in activism beyond self-love.
“Karen” is a whole conversation about: white fragility, white privilege, white women weaponizing their tears against Black people when we don’t comply.
From a distance, or side by side in the streets, we take care of each other.
“And I thought how interesting is it that America can be this dark star, death star, and also at the same time this incredible shining light.”
You’re not worth my energy nor the years being shaved off my life from the stress of having to defend My Humanity.
Times are rough, all around. Instead of my regular Grease Bats, I’m sharing some coloring pages that were rejected last month after an editor was “slightly offended” by the images. Enjoy homos!
“I’m the first google result for ‘lesbian stripper’ and I’m so fucking proud of that!”
I’ve become so sophisticated from maxing out on the benefits of staying home, there’s juuust one side effect.
“Ma’am, I can assure you that refusing to wear a mask to protect your community… is not the ‘new’ N-word.”
Spring is my fave season, and Portland does it so well. (Play along with Reine, bingo card included.)
Shop for obscure ingredients in Asian supermarkets so you can replicate your favorite homecooked meals your mother used to make for you, and activate your ongoing transformation from helpless child to adult who knows how to nurture their own inner child.