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A Personal Look at "Not Your Asian Sidekick"
I like this picture and article because it's a reminder that feminism needs to be recognized cross culturally. It mentions Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese American activist, who was active in Black Libration Movements but rarely mentioned. This article is a reminder that feminism is intersectional.
Miné Okubo Collection
Miné Okubo was a Japanese American artist, writer, and social activist whose depiction of life in American internment camps during World War II gave a voice to more than 120,000 Japanese American internees. Her book, Citizen 13660, published in 1946, was the first account of the wartime Japanese American relocation and confinement experience, and is regarded as a landmark work that still resonates with Americans.
Creative Self-Help Books - Best Reads For An Artist
The Woman Warrior, Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong KingstonMaxine Hong Kingston writes candidly and beautifully about growing up as a first generation Chinese American and how her mother augmented her childhood with stories of female warriors who existed in her homeland. Here is an exploration of identity — one that suggests that women of color need to "lean in" to who they are, long before Cheryl Sandberg hit the scene.