Kim. 20, Cis Female, Canadian-born, Multi-racial (Malaysian Chinese, English and Scottish), Queer, Student.

Cooking, reading, tea and music > everything.

I'm also into politics and feminism. I'm currently trying to find out more about East and Southeast Asian history in a futile attempt to both recover from 12 ish years of Eurocentric schooling and learn more about my ~culture's~ history.

Well that's me in a nutshell, hope you enjoy your stay :)
Mar 2014

buttonpoetry:

Bianca Phipps - “Almosts” (CUPSI 2014)

"Words can only help you if you speak them. I never told you that I loved you. You never told me you were dying."

Performing for the University of Northern Colorado at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

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Oct 2013

Welpp. I guess it’s turning into one of those nights.

Sep 2013

buttonpoetry:

Rachel Rostad - “Names” (NPS 2013)

"Some say written language is only the bad translation of spoken. You cannot read sheet music and hear the song. You cannot read a speech and see the speaker. When the very first word was written down, something must have been lost."

Performing for SlamMN! at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

shittt…

Aug 2013

buttonpoetry:

Hieu Nguyen - “Buffet Etiquette” (NPS 2013)

"My childhood is a foreign film. All of my favorite memories have been dubbed in English."

Performing for Saint Paul at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

I’m pretty sure I’ve reblogged this a couple dozen times, but this is a much better quality video and I still cry every time so here.

:)

May 2013

buttonpoetry:

Dylan Garity - “Friend Zone”

“The problem is, when I started thinking of myself as a savior, I ended up thinking of myself as a savior with a salary.”

A first reading, from the Saint Paul Soap Boxing Grand Slam on May 6!

djfskal.

May 2013

theworldweare:

fuckyeahslampoems:

buttonpoetry:

Hieu Nguyen; “Buffet Etiquette”

Rustbelt 2012 finals, Columbus, OH. Hieu is one of the freshest faces from the twin cities poetry scene, and is already making an incredible mark. He was a finalist for Write Bloody this year, and this poem is stunning.

Wow. Our new favorite.

“Sometimes when I watch home movies, I don’t even understand myself. My childhood is foreign film - all of my favourite memories have been dubbed in English.”

Holy shit.

I can’t deal with this no

Jun 2012

Yeah, I’m mixed. I’m half woman and half bitch.-

Yellow Rage, I’m a Woman, Not a Flava (via theillustratednerdgirl)

Yellow Rage are my absolute favourites. Especially this one.

Apr 2012

psimalesbian:

You are not weak just because your heart feels so heavy, I have never met a heavy heart that isn’t a phone booth with a red cape inside.  Some people will never understand the kind of superpower it takes for some people to just walk outside.

Andrea Gibson is such an amazing human being. This is one of her best.

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Mar 2012

Don’t seduce yourself with my “other”-ness
My hair wasn’t put on top of my head to entice you
Into some mysterious black voodoo
The beat of my lashes against each other
Ain’t some dark desert beat
It’s just a blink.
Get over it.-Suheir Hammad, "Not Your Erotic, Not Your Exotic"

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Feb 2012

I’m not going to waste any more time playing judge and jury over everybody else when I’ve never found myself completely not guilty.
In fact, compared to many? My hands are probably filthy.

So we can make devils of each other.
Or we can take that energy and make gods of ourselves.

And I’d rather live my life on a mission of building a heaven,
Than working demolition in hell.

Build big the beauty, build big the love
And I swear the hate, the fear will one day disappear
And it all starts right here.

-Andrea Gibson, “Evolution”

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Feb 2012

I don’t have the right to weigh in on the debate surrounding the use of this word, but I have to share this because damn. This man’s style, flow, delivery, phrasing, content, and conclusion is just absolutely ridiculously amazing. The last line is just…damnnnn. A must-watch, for sure. 

(TW: racial slurs)

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Feb 2012

She’s eating her fifty square feet of death.
I’m eating my organic vegan local salad (no meat no cheese and please hold the dressing cause I don’t want to exploit the labour of the little honeybees).

But when we meet you, she will be a thousand times more likely to greet you with open arms than me.

…I’ve got a closet full of protest signs buried by all the times I wish I’d been kinder to a friend.

-Andrea Gibson, “Name That Meat”

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Feb 2012

Probably my favourite non-academic commentary on Asian-American representation in pop culture. It’s spoken word, obviously, and Beau Sia, obviously. 

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Feb 2012

Then there are those who are still not sure, but are quite capable of asking “Are you mixed?” You know, I hate to be the one to school you, but nobody ever said that shit was foolproof, so yeah. I’m mixed. Mixed and confused as to why you would ask me such a stupid ass question. And don’t tell me not to be pissed. Spend a day in my shoes being accosted with “Are you that? Are you this?” until you’re ready to say with me ‘Yeah. I’m mixed.

Half woman, half BITCH.’

95% of the time I find the guesses kinda funny and  harmless. Well, maybe 70% of the time. But there are definitely days when I feel like this. :’)

In love with Yellow Rage forever.

Jan 2012

puttingmannersonafeminist:

Sonya Renee, ‘Women Deserve Better’.

Culturally-diversified bi-racial girl,
with a small diamond nose-ring
and a pretty smile
poses beside the words: “Women deserve better”.

And I almost let her non-threatening grin begin to
infiltrate my psyche-
till I read the unlikely small-print at the bottom of the ad.
‘Sponsored by the US Secretariate for Pro Life Activities
and the Knights of Columbus’
on a bus, in a city with a population of 563,000.

Four teenage mothers on the bus with me.
One latino woman with three children under three,
and no signs of a daddy.
One sixteen year old black girl,
standing in twenty two degree weather
with only a sweater,
and a bookbag,
and a bassinet, with an infant that ain’t even four weeks yet-

Tell me that yes: Women do deserve better.

Women deserve better
than public transportation rhetoric
from the same people who won’t give that teenage mother
a ride to the next transit.
Won’t let you talk to their kids about safer sex,
and never had to listen as the door slams
behind the man
who adamantly says “that SHIT ain’t his”-
leaving her to wonder how she’ll raise this kid.

Women deserve better than the three hundred dollars
TANF and AFDC will provide that family of three.
Or the six dollar an hour job at KFC
with no benefits for her new baby-
or the college degree she’ll never see,
because you can’t have infants at the university.

Women deserve better
than lip-service paid for by politicians
who have no alternatives to abortion.
Though I’m sure right now
one of their seventeen year old daughters
is sitting in a clinic lobby, sobbing quietly
and anonymously,
praying parents don’t find out-
Or is waiting for mom to pick her up because
research shows that out-of-wedlock childbirth
don’t look good on political polls.
And Sarah ain’t having that.

Women deserve better
than backward governmental policies
that don’t want to pay for welfare for kids,
or healthcare for kids,
or childcare for kids.
Don’t want to pay living wages to working mothers.
Don’t want to make men who only want to be
last night’s lovers
responsible for the semen they lay.
Just like [they] don’t want to pay for shit,
but want to control the woman who’s having it.

Acting outraged at abortion,
when I’m outraged that they want us to believe
that they believe
“Women deserve better”.

The Vatican won’t prosecute pedophile priests,
but I decide I’m not ready for motherhood
and it’s condemnation for me.
These are the same people
who won’t support national condom distribution
to prevent teenage pregnancy—

But women deserve better.

Women deserve better than back-alley surgeries
that leave our wombs barren and empty.
Deserve better than organizations bearing the name
of land-stealing, racist, rapists
funding million dollar campaigns on subway trains
with no money to give these women—
While balding, middle-aged white men
tell us what to do with our bodies,
while they wage wars and kill other people’s babies.

So maybe,
Women deserve better than propaganda and lies
to get into office.
Propaganda and lies
to get into panties,
to get out of court,
to get out of paying child-support.

Get the fuck out of our decisions
and give us back our VOICE.

Women do deserve better.

Women deserve choice.

This is one of my favourites.

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