I wanted to compile oral histories from Asian Americans with different experiences of that label and different ideas of what it means.
In conjunction with the release of "Fire in the Lake," the third annual volume of creative writing from NYU's Prison Education Program, the editors answer questions from NYU Gallatin students.
The book talk series seeking to honor and celebrate works by queer and disabled creators in the same academic spaces they were most likely to be pushed out of.
"My grandfather, the first Black basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh, is one of thirty-three 1,000-point scorers in the school’s history and graduated with an engineering degree."
“I 'plantation-hopped' around Georgia in hopes of answering a lifelong question: How is it that the descendants of plantation life can look back on the remaining spaces and see such different things?”
"A couple of months ago, I was digging through my nana’s photo collection . . . I found this beat up, stained, and wrinkled picture of this most powerful and gloriously bright women that looked familiar and yet distant to my memories . . . She was a piece of me that I am and a part of me that I wish to become. "
Cast member Gwendoline Horning discusses the upcoming performance of The Brides of Atreus and "the exciting and occasionally challenging nature of ensemble-based theater-making."
"If you ask me 'how is the community where I was grown?' I have to talk about my grandparents." A Turkish-Syrian Jew in Buenos Aires reflects on his heritage.
"Even at a young age, I had an appetite for fright and an attraction to the unknown. These stories implied a larger existence..., weaving together my family history, cultural identity, and human existence."