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
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!)
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
The ‘F’ Word Conference (2012)
I was involved in the best undergraduate conference ever! If you go to UBC (or even if you don’t and you are just in Vancouver) you should go to this in the future!
I was the editor-in-chief for this amazing literary journal during my last year at UBC.
It was such an incredible learning experience! And I am so proud of the finished product!!!
No Penis No Story: An Analysis of Gender Discrimination in Creative Writing and Literary Authorship
An Article I wrote for Christopher Shelley’s women’s and gender studies class WMST 300: introduction to gender relations at UBC. (Btw if you have a chance you should all take this class! He is the best prof EVER!!)
Published this in Ignite 2011
My second weekly youtube video
My first weekly youtube video! I wrote this for my girl xx 😉