Re-Thinking Asian Masculinity

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Re-Thinking Asian Masculinity

"In the wake of everyday assaults on self-image and personal relationships that Asian men face, I feel the need to push back, to create new understandings of Asian masculinity. At the same time, I wonder if the masculinity that we want to reclaim, the masculinity we feel has been taken from us, is even one worth fighting for.

Writing: Marc Shi
Illustration: Ensley Chau

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Maglako ng lulanan

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Maglako ng lulanan

"Whiteness loves Our medicines - all artistic, Our cultures,
though doesn't care about:
Our origins, Our pains, Our hardest of times
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Poetry and Music: Luyos MaryCarl
Photography: Tony Chen

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Nanjing Road

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Nanjing Road

"as if to tell us that this kind of murder is nothing
more than peeling rice off the collarbones of our

ancestors"

Poetry: Helli Fang
Illustration: Flavia Chan

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Inside of Me

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Inside of Me

"And I try so hard to be gentle
But I always step too hard on my country’s soil"

Poetry: Saba Keramati
Illustration: April Joy Milne

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Letter to my little brother

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Letter to my little brother

"Then, they want you to laugh at the hilarious accents of your uncles: memorize them while they are enchanted and alive across the dinner table, and then trade them in any inebriated room for your social capital"

 

Poetry: Geena Chen
Illustration: Elizabeth Matus

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DIONYSIAN

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DIONYSIAN

This photoshoot was a result of a spontaneous gathering of Asian women. Each model was given the stage to express themselves without any forms of restrictions - to explore their bodies and movements.

Creative Direction: SYP and Viola Chen
Photography: SYP

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HONG KONG PIE

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HONG KONG PIE

"don’t let the name make you think it’s Europe—
ma & pa just know how to name their babies,"

Poetry: Dorothy Chan
Illustration: Elizabeth Matus

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LATE AUGUST

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LATE AUGUST

"we must mourn the violent pain
when it chooses to speak."

Poetry: steph chin
Illustration: Elizabeth Mattus

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EATING CHICKEN BALLS

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EATING CHICKEN BALLS

"What I always wondered was why there was such a futile search for “real” Chinese food, while something like pizza, another ubiquitous North American dish with many regional variations brought in by immigrants, could exist without attacks on its supposed (lack of) authenticity."

Writing: David Wang
Illustration: Kevin Lee

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