Tag Archives: activism

Police Brutality

I saw this footage today: Sydney Mardi Gras 2013: Police Brutality

I was so disgusted and upset by it I had to write about it. And I thought, what better form than SLAM to let out some steam! And give the world a piece of my mind.

I am also going to commit to uploading more youtube videos… I am going to make spoken word videos every Wednesday and fiddling videos on Fridays! Please subscribe to my youtube channel, like, share and comment!! I appreciate your support!

If you want to read more about the police brutality incident at mardi gras and what is happening now check out this Article

xo, HJL

Hazard Potential

I wrote something a little bit more serious for youtube this week… I’ve just been super frustrated by all of the offensive language I hear on a daily basis, and sometimes it is really difficult to stand up to everyone and be labelled “the crazy, angry feminist” or just the “feminist killjoy,” overreacting again! (not that I don’t do it, I just don’t have the guts to all the time). Plus it can be exhausting, and quite disheartening. So, I thought maybe in this format I could reach out to a wider audience. I just want people to realize that words do hurt people. And words can also make a hell of a difference… who knows, maybe these words will influence somebody… or even a few somebodies. (fingers crossed!)

‘way too asian’ music video!

I almost forgot to include this masterpiece!

I had the priviledge of being in two of Ray Hsu’s incredibly awesome and boundary breaking courses while at UBC: Asian Canadian Writing and Writers Without Boarders. Both of which I took along side the talented and hillarious Tetsuro Shigematsu- and so while in Hsu’s Asian Canadian course we all combined forces and created this epic music video as a response to Maclean’s extremely offensive “too Asian” article.

Check it OUT: UBC’s Way Too Asian, Macleans