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“This only happened because people organized” – Graphic journalism piece on nail salon workers up at Fusion News

“‘This only happened because people organized’ – Nail salon workers speak out after NYTimes exposé” Happy to share this graphic journalism piece up at This is Fusion, which looks at … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Illustrations! For “Data (v.)” article on Medium

I did a quick illustration job for Jer Thorpe, software artist, writer and educator, for a Medium article he wrote on using data as a verb. The commission was for … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Published! in Open Engagement book – “The Questions We Ask Together”

In 2014, I participated in a blog project called 100 Questions, hosted by Open Engagement – an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. Well – that blog … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Article: Court dissolution of left-wing party in South Korea raises alarm

I wrote an article for Al Jazeera America about some unprecedented developments in South Korean politics that raise questions about the health of its democracy & freedom of speech and … Continue reading

January 15, 2015

Beauty In Her Own Words: Hair Salon art project in Queens

Woodside, Queens. All along the Roosevelt Avenue, in the shadow of the elevated 7 train, hair salons have proliferated and held space for decades. Mostly run by immigrant women and … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Original Feature for Gothamist: Workers at Kum Gang San Allegedly Forced to “Volunteer” as Farm Laborers & Beg for Forgiveness

I wrote a feature article for Gothamist about a wage theft lawsuit and a history of labor violations at Kum Gang San restaurant in Manhattan and Flushing. UPDATE: Someone translated … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Locked Out at 81 Bowery” – Chinatown Doc/Film Review up at Cinevue

I wrote about two short films for Asian Cinevision’s CineVue in the aftermath of a raid at 81 Bowery, an SRO (single-room occupancy) residence in Manhattan’s Chinatown, that left many … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Doing all right?’ protest spreads in South Korea- for Al Jazeera America

I wrote an article for Al Jazeera America about South Korea’s 안녕들하십니까 poster movement and how it may signal a resurgent interest in politics by the young generation and those … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Creative Conversation w/artist Kameelah Rasheed

Artist Kameelah Rasheed and I had a conversation about our artistic process. For the most part, it was about the emancipatory potential of science fiction and haunting. Over the course … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Half of Asian-American Teens Bullied in NYC Schools (Racialicious/Hyphen)

No one promises junior high school will be easy. But for Pawanpreet Singh, a tall and mild-mannered Sikh-American teenager, junior high was overshadowed with the memories of classmates calling him … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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