Hi and welcome to this week’s Lez Liberty Lit!
“Real inclusion means centering voices, not just bodies — especially for queer Chinese Americans,” Jade Song writes at Electric Literature:
“The relegation of these Chinese American characters’ bodies into tools, into objects, is precisely why I cannot let go of them. I have seen us become objects far too often. I want so much more for Katrina and Jane, for myself, for my community. I want us to free ourselves from the weight of narratives we have been cursed to live under. Our bodies deserve autonomy. Our bodies deserve our selves.”
Zen Cho talked to Electric Literature about domestic mundanity in her magical worlds, believing in ghosts, finding her voice and more.
Nonlinear narratives are not just for novels.
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