Reappropriate Reads: Week of July 6, 2018

Amanda Nguyen (Photo credit: Evelyn Hockstein / Boston Globe)

By Reappropriate Intern: V. Huynh

The Creator Of ‘The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill Of Rights’ Was Just Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

“After being sexually assaulted in Massachusetts, Amanda learned that state law dictated that her rape kit (which contained genetic material that could help prosecute her assailant) could be destroyed after six months, even if the statute of limitations for bringing charges against her rapist was 15 years.”

Indian-American Women, Seema Nanda, Appointed to Head DNC

“’People are hurting all across our country. And I believe that Democrats are offering the positive solutions so desperately needed right now ? solutions forged by the strength of our diversity, the rigor of our ideas and the decency of our values,’ Nanda said. ‘I am grateful to Chairman [Tom] Perez and Mary Beth for selecting me, and I look forward to joining my new DNC colleagues in the fight for our nation’s values and future.'”

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Reappropriate Reads: Week of June 29, 2018

By Reappropriate Intern: V. Huynh

What it means to be seen as a queer Asian American

“Everywhere I turn – nightlife, zines, Instagram, my local coffee shop – I see queer Asians flaunting their attitude, their platform heels, and a smoldering, IDGAF look that inspires me to be louder, prouder, and fearless.

But when I leave my New York City bubble, it’s a different story.”

In ‘Soft Power,’ David Henry Hwang flips the ‘East meets West’ trope

Inspired by the 2015 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” Tony winner David Henry Hwang has set out to flip that trope through a new work: Instead of a Western visitor teaching the King of Siam how to govern his own country, what if the main character came from Asia and saw the United States as a strange and barbaric land to be civilized?

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Reappropriate Reads: Week of June 22, 2018

By Reappropriate Summer Intern: V. Huynh

These Tiny Desk Contestants Set Stories of The Asian-American Experience To Music
“Entrants Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama, two doctoral students in American Studies at Brown University, create songs that illuminate the Asian-American experience in their multimedia project No-No Boy. The pair’s Tiny Desk Contest submission “Two Candles In The Dark” tells the story of Aoyama’s grandmother who was incarcerated in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.”

‘At Least During the Internment …’ Are Words I Thought I’d Never Utter

“And yet, in one core, horrifying way this is worse. At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents. We were not pulled screaming from our mothers’ arms. We were not left to change the diapers of younger children by ourselves.”

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