A Sailor Cruising Through Failure

Featured Illustration: Vero Romero “Thank you for submitting to ‘X’. After careful consideration, it was not chosen for publication. This does not reflect the quality of our work.” “Thank you for applying for our research position, but we cannot offer you a position at the moment.” More often than I would have liked, I had…

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My Religion

Featured Image: Drew Beamer Pray. Grasp these beads, they are your home For the temple lies within Pray. Sit beneath His feet Your body belongs to Him Terminate her image Her life in your mind Pray. Let the flame protect you Its gift in strength Ancestral intentions Words birthed upon infancy Burdens paralleled in honors…

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The Problem with “Yellow Fever” and the Sexual Fetishism of Asian American Women in Film 

Featured Artwork: LA Johnson Throughout cinematographic history, the young Asian American woman has been misrepresented. Asian Americans were nearly nonexistent in classic Hollywood; the industry often ignoring Asian issues, characters, and actors. However, as films began to include Asians, not only were actors sought after to play people from an Asian country (not as Asian Americans), but…

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Last Day (Cherry Blossom/Sakura)

I wonder if you still want to meet. Even if winter stays, Looking at you warms me Like no matter how we pierced Words at each other Somehow, I know we’re going to be okay I’ll be okay   I’m afraid to approach you After last night Covered ears, Will you still smile at me?…

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To Junko From Another Asian Woman

Trigger Warning: Mentions violence and sexual assault. The last time I saw you, You were on my Twitter feed. I thought someone found my mom’s Face Like some Tinder guy had an Asian fetish and DMed me for “pics.” I tried to blur out your legs, bloody legs Or how many lightbulbs Hiroshi boy tried…

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