Hyphen Magazine Needs You

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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”.

We need to raise $10,000 by December 31. Will you support our Indiegogo campaign today?

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:

  • Postpartum depression

  • 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:

Join the conversation on Asian American health by December 31. Thanks for reading. Stay healthy and awesome!

Much Love,

Dorothy

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Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.

3 thoughts on “Hyphen Magazine Needs You”

  1. This is absolutely ground-breaking! I’m gonna pass this on to the smart progressive free-thinking artists. As for Dad’s birthday, I want to hear ALL about it. (Just please pretend I’ll know what you’re talking about.) 😀

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