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My childhood dog’s name was Midnight. I adored her and would show her off to everyone in sight, but that soon changed when someone told me, “You should hide your dog from your dad, or he’ll eat it.” I did not understand what they meant by that until the comments continued. “Oh, you’re Filipino. You […]

When Disney’s Aladdin premiered in 1992, its opening theme, “Arabian Nights”, sings softly of a “far away place” that is “barbaric – but hey it’s home.” In these lines, the American audience is removed from the comforts of their movie theaters or suburban homes and immersed into a foreign, rugged land characterized by savagery. For […]

Memories of my childhood feel sweet and hazy. I recall going to the beach for hours on end, collecting seashells and building flimsy sandcastles. I think of my neighborhood friends with whom I’d create elaborate fictional universes, all of us acting as characters in the quiet corners of our cul de sac. I remember the […]

I love being Taiwanese. But I am exhausted by it. I want my existence to be known, not debated.

Photo of Lori Mattix (Right) and Sable Starr (Left) with Dave Hill of Slade by Michael Ochs Archives from Getty Images After the release of Leaving Neverland and Surviving R. Kelly, the downfall of Burger Records and affiliated bands, and most recently Marilyn Manson getting dropped from his label, it appears sexual abuse is finally […]