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…

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…

Scar Story

by Keya Acharya  *Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence/ Trauma    Scar Story   there’s one on the back side of my funny bone from when the doctor injected numbing cream and then twisted a metal circle piece into my arm and dug the skin out   a long skinny one on my toe (the sides of…