When did I first realize my parents were not infinite? / That I could see the end of them? Past their capes & catchphrases?
“I absolutely did not set out to write a lesbian Cinderella. It wasn’t the story I intended to tell, so it took me a while to come around to the idea of telling it.”
Qiu Miaojin—one of the first openly lesbian writers in ’90s post-martial-law Taiwan—committed suicide at the age of 26. What follows is an excerpt from her “survival manual” for a younger generation. With an introduction by translator Bonnie Huie.
NICO AMADOR is the author of Flower Wars (Newfound Press, 2017), selected as the winner of the Anzaldúa Poetry Prize. He lives in rural Vermont.This event will be live-streamed on the Asian American Writers’ Facebook page.
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