Why care so much for someone who hasn’t done the same for you? As a feminist offering to the project of abolition, Saidiya Hartman reflects, “Care is the antidote to violence.”

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Why care so much for someone who hasn’t done the same for you? As a feminist offering to the project of abolition, Saidiya Hartman reflects, “Care is the antidote to violence.”

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In honoring ordinary people and gestures, Chang reminds us of things taken for granted, of cramped train rides and eavesdropped conversations, the sounds and smells of cityscapes and markets.

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Five essays in a new collection from A World Without Cages show us the creative work of movement building.

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In Part One of a discussion on South Asian diasporic organizing in the movement for abolition, Mon M. shares three areas of critical work, storytelling, and action to undertake in solidarity with Black and Dalit liberation struggles.

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I might do something dangerous in that state of mind.

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What was I when I was not quite in one place, nor in another, just in midstream?

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“Kids have imaginary friends, right?” I ask.

“Yes,” my therapist says. “But they don’t have imaginary abusers.”

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Filipino American activists in New York resist invisibility and displacement

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I am no longer striving to understand something foreign, or to earn some measure of acceptance or belonging that I don’t deserve. I am here, simply, to see the land that my family came from, to know that we have been here before.

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Far from our barrios, mountains, and islands, we cook, so that we may practice swallowing our undesirable truths, acidic and blood-heavy.

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I think of the warmth that had once existed under the covers in the narrow space between my parents.

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I gazed into the gimmick, and the gimmick gazed back.

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A visual and typographical essay on prison doulas’ community-care in the face of violence from carceral systems.

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I miss my home. Although I’ve never seen where it is, I close my eyes and picture every detail it contains.

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When my mother and I were hopeless, buckling under the weight of our unanswered prayers, she taught me that laughter can be a way of creating our own mercy.

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NOTTHECRUSH tells me he has a crush on me.

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In this special folio, eight writers push back against the traditional ways of viewing magic in fairy tales to usher in fresh perspectives.

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Regardless of who is in the White House in 2021, Asian and Black trans women will not be ignored or silenced. Even with a Biden win, the fight is not over.

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Paragraph by paragraph I am piecing together the story of my Indonesian family—their trauma and struggle against colonial rule—alongside my dad.

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Land holds so much of our history and memory—both personal and collective. In this special folio, seven writers investigate and explore Asian relationships with land.

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Why care so much for someone who hasn’t done the same for you? As a feminist offering to the project of abolition, Saidiya Hartman reflects, “Care is the antidote to violence.”

Essays

I think of the warmth that had once existed under the covers in the narrow space between my parents.

Essays

In honoring ordinary people and gestures, Chang reminds us of things taken for granted, of cramped train rides and eavesdropped conversations, the sounds and smells of cityscapes and markets.

Essays

I gazed into the gimmick, and the gimmick gazed back.

Essays

Five essays in a new collection from A World Without Cages show us the creative work of movement building.

Essays

A visual and typographical essay on prison doulas’ community-care in the face of violence from carceral systems.

Essays

In Part One of a discussion on South Asian diasporic organizing in the movement for abolition, Mon M. shares three areas of critical work, storytelling, and action to undertake in solidarity with Black and Dalit liberation struggles.

Essays

I miss my home. Although I’ve never seen where it is, I close my eyes and picture every detail it contains.

Essays

I might do something dangerous in that state of mind.

Essays

When my mother and I were hopeless, buckling under the weight of our unanswered prayers, she taught me that laughter can be a way of creating our own mercy.

Essays

What was I when I was not quite in one place, nor in another, just in midstream?

Essays

NOTTHECRUSH tells me he has a crush on me.

Essays

“Kids have imaginary friends, right?” I ask.

“Yes,” my therapist says. “But they don’t have imaginary abusers.”

Essays

In this special folio, eight writers push back against the traditional ways of viewing magic in fairy tales to usher in fresh perspectives.

Essays

Filipino American activists in New York resist invisibility and displacement

Essays

Regardless of who is in the White House in 2021, Asian and Black trans women will not be ignored or silenced. Even with a Biden win, the fight is not over.

Essays

I am no longer striving to understand something foreign, or to earn some measure of acceptance or belonging that I don’t deserve. I am here, simply, to see the land that my family came from, to know that we have been here before.

Essays

Paragraph by paragraph I am piecing together the story of my Indonesian family—their trauma and struggle against colonial rule—alongside my dad.

Essays

Far from our barrios, mountains, and islands, we cook, so that we may practice swallowing our undesirable truths, acidic and blood-heavy.

Essays

Land holds so much of our history and memory—both personal and collective. In this special folio, seven writers investigate and explore Asian relationships with land.