Toward An Ethics of Activism: A Community Investigation of Humility, Grace and Compassion in Movements for Justice is a free, community-developed reader I compiled that seeks to disrupt dogmatic, exclusionary activist culture with kindness and connection. (Screen reader accessible PDF version.) It continues the broader cultural conversation spurred by my articles, “Excommunicate Me From the Church of… Continue reading Toward An Ethics of Activism
Hold Your Boundaries is a social media digital security project I developed with Dr. micha cárdenas for communities most affected by Trump. Digital security tips in the form of short poems are posted twice a week on Instagram, with a description on the topic of the day and instruction links. It also exists as standalone WordPress website I designed.… Continue reading Hold Your Boundaries
The 2017 King County Trans Resource & Referral Guide (“The Guide”) serves as a comprehensive resource for health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, disability, housing resources, legal rights, and more for trans individuals and their families in King County. It is available online and as a print booklet at community centers and social spaces in Seattle. Transgender and gender… Continue reading 2017 King County Trans Resource & Referral Guide
“What does Black Lives Matter Entail?” is a zine I designed in my Cultural Studies graduate program. Text author is Nejat Kedir, a member of my cohort. In it, Nejat writes about the intertwined struggle of Black lives and indigenous lives, and makes connections between capitalism, the prison industrial complex, indigenous sovereignty, and environmental justice.… Continue reading What Does BLM Entail?
This is a poster I was inspired to design for my graduate school cohort as a response to reading feminist economists J.K. Gibson-Graham’s text, A Postcapitalist Politics. The book offers an alternate way of thinking about capitalism that invites newness, expansion, and incubation space for possibility. I have applied this framework of thinking to my writings on dogmatic, toxic activist… Continue reading An Ethics of Thinking
PARISOL (Pacific Rim Solidarity Network) is a Chinese and Chinese American anti-capitalist, Chinese/Chinese-diaspora organization for revolutionary international solidarity movement building based in Seattle. For the shirt design, I created two graphics based on the Chinese slogan 同一片海洋, which loosely translates in English to the hashtag #allonthesameocean. Using a parasol (or umbrella) as an icon was an… Continue reading #allonthesameocean
The Well on Beacon is a collaborative health project located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Services offered are somatics, massage, acupuncture, psychotherapy and reiki, with a focus on improving the health of queer and trans communities of color. For their grand opening, I designed their logo and laser cut wooden hanging business signs.… Continue reading The Well on Beacon
Plenty is a 100% fee-free crowdfunding website that allows users to help their local community members in need. I dreamt up and worked on this practice project as part of my certificate in UX/UI Design from Bloc. My design mentor was Helen Tran. I created a user survey and recruited a variety of respondents including people… Continue reading Plenty