I should have posted this information earlier. But it’s been incredibly hectic on my end. Tonight was a marvelous way to start off the transbay exhibition titled The Dissidents, The Displaced, and The Outliers. The community came out, spoke to artists, and engaged in some critical conversation about the show’s themes around privacy, surveillance, and gentrification. I hope to see you at the next opening or all the public programming events. Please click here for more info. Please help spread the word.
April 21, 2015
Doors: 6 pm
Talk: 7–8 pm
Dorothy Santos, Emily Holmes, and Quinn Norton
Is It Global? seeks to complicate the idea of “the user” in an increasingly interconnected world. While the internet is a truly international and interoperable infrastructure of undersea cables, server farms, and data centers, there remains a multitude of users; of people online. While decisions about the net’s future often come from Silicon Valley, they are increasingly enforced on millions in Africa and Asia. Who is benefiting the most? How do we change the net to most benefit these new users? Is It Global? begins to ask how race, gender, sexual identity, physical location, and more changes our experience of the internet.
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Dear Family and Friends,
I devote my time to many projects. One of those special projects is serving as Hyphen magazine’s art editor. Hyphen is an all-volunteer Asian American culture and politics online and print magazine. We tell stories that don’t make it to mainstream media. We share experiences of our Asian American brothers and sisters. We spread awareness of diverse issues within our community. We do it because we love it. And we know that each story and piece of artwork benefits our entire community.
Next year, Hyphen wants to focus on a topic we can all relate to: Health. There are many unspoken and obscured realities that Asian American individuals, families and communities face that need to be shared. As a volunteer-run publication, we can’t do this alone. We’re asking for the collective support from loved ones, friends, dedicated readers and beyond to help us realize the “The Health Issue”.
I made a personal commitment of $150! Please help me reach my goal.
By contributing to The Health Issue, you will be educating the community, erasing stigmas and changing attitudes and beliefs about physical and mental disabilities and illness. Each dollar raised will go towards production costs of the magazine, including printing, artist and writer compensation, shipping, etc. All donors will be acknowledged online and in print. Based on your donation, you have the opportunity to receive some great perks for your generosity, which may include: Hyphen swag, a copy of Jeff Chang’s new book Who We Be: The Colorization of America, or an exclusive video chat with comedian and actor, Kristina Wong.
OUR HEALTH ISSUE WILL INCLUDE COVERAGE OF:
Increasing rates of diabetes among APIs
Same-sex abortion bans
And more in-depth storytelling of other health issues within our community
YOUR DONATION WILL GO TOWARD:
Printing 1,000 copies of the issue
Shipping the issue to supporters, universities, and libraries
Compensating talented artists and writers
YOU CAN ALSO SUPPORT US BY:
Signing up for regular Hyphen e-mail updates
Join the conversation on Asian American health by December 31. Thanks for reading. Stay healthy and awesome!
Writing is quite difficult these days and it’s in large part due to my busy schedule. I feel way busier than when I was in graduate school AND working full time. I am learning how to create boundaries (not too successful…yet), time management (even though I rarely meet my editors deadlines), and project management (as I spread myself thin professionally and personally). So, yeah, writing for myself and my personal projects has been challenging. But there have been some amazing and exciting things happening such as panel discussions, roundtables, and conferences! Please visit this link to get the latest! I am working on a schedule for “me” writing. So, hoping to get more posts published to this blog in the near future. Thanks for reading!
This is how I feel on a good day (major deadlines met, good feedback, and/or praise)!