Famine and Gratitude: thoughts on Thanksgiving – Kristin Chang

My hometown doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. In a city of pho restaurants and Chinese groceries and one H-Mart that brags it’s open 365 days as year (the sign in 5 languages), everything is open on Thanksgiving. No one takes a break or eats turkey or bakes pies, and when I was little, I was ashamed of…

5 POETS TO READ THIS FALL – Kristin Chang

Grappling with everything from identity to immigration to cyborgs, these 5 poets prove that poetry contains multitudes.  Delving into the intimacy of the self and landscapes of history, these poets use their craft to prove that the personal is political, and that poetry isn’t just relevant, it’s everything we need right now.  As the poet…

TBT: An Epic Emmy Recap – Jana Smith

Every September the Television Academy honors television’s finest writers, actors, producers and creative extraordinaires at its annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This year’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Stephen Colbert did not fall short of memorable moments.

On the burden of heritage

BY KRISTIN CHANG Before coming to Sarah Lawrence, I never truly considered API (Asian/Pacific Islander) Heritage Month to be a real thing: though my high school was majority East and South Asian, we never acknowledged May as anything other than the hectic time before finals, or when the weather was just starting to scorch.  A…

The Audacity (Caucacity)

By Moyna Ghosh On the third day of class, a white lady stopped me as I sat down. She said: “I love everything that you say in class…But you speak so softly…is that a cultural thing?” This white lady was suggesting – as well as stereotyping – that anyone sharing my cultural background is quiet….

Pent Up: Why Marine Le Pen Was Inevitable

by L. Alexander I started my first drafts of this piece when it felt like no one was talking about the French elections and I was getting more and more concerned. Politics on this campus often feel myopic at best, which I’ve already aired my grievances over, but in this regard that seems to have…

Poetry Playlist: A Celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

BY KRISTIN CHANG Poetry Playlist: A Celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month  SPAM’s carbon footprint by Craig Perez Santos Microaggression Bingo by Fatimah Asghar Anna May Wong goes home with Bruce Lee by Sally Wen Mao alka finds a hair by Shakthi Shrima Linsanity by Kien Lam Sestina by Ira Sukrungruang Jasmine puts Monkey in…

April Playlist

  By Lizza Rodriguez  Listen to the Playlist Here       Lizza Rodriguez is senior at Sarah Lawrence College, with a particular academic focus in the African Diaspora. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, yet strictly Dominican, Lizza has made a home of New York and her campus community.  If you find yourself listening…

Interview: Mwinga K. Sinjela and Nabila Wirakusumah of NUANCE

By Kristin Chang  NUANCE describes itself as a dynamic online platform for artists and writers of color across all mediums.  Based at Sarah Lawrence, but currently expanding to encompass artists of color outside of campus, NUANCE showcases the creative work of young people of color in an ongoing series of “Happenings,” as well as through…

Trudeau is Not Your Boy

By L. Alexander  SOURCE: Pool/Getty Images News/Getty Images Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, has a reputation for being incredibly liberal. He personally makes showings at pride parades, states that “La diversité est la force de Canada” (“Diversity is Canada’s strength”), and appointed as many female cabinet members as he did male. He is…

The Politics of Home: Race Fatigue, Gentrification, and Complicity

By Kristin Chang The week before spring break, I could barely sleep.  I woke up every two hours and stared into the dark – maybe a little melodramatic, but I couldn’t fall back to sleep. Instead, I spent the rest of my nights thinking about going “home” for spring break, counting down the days and…

10 Internet Resources for Anti-Racist Allies

by Lizza Rodriguez  1. Poem – “How we Forget” by Loyce Gayo Book- Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis Website- Mapping Police Violence Article, Latina.com- “Dear Kylie..” Organization-  Get involved: Hudson Valley Community Coalition , Donate  Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation between Audre Lorde and James Baldwin Article- “A Question of Environmental Racism in Flint”, New York Times 8….