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post scriptum project*

*stories from

our countries'

asterisks, margins,

& footnotes

 
 

In March 2021, the label "Chinese Virus" loomed omnipresent; questions raised by recent racial protests remained unanswered; a gunman had just shot six Asian-American women in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 

Which is to say that we had no idea what to expect when we invited Asian-American teens across the country to answer the question: "What does your cultural identity mean to you in 2021?" 

Hundreds of submissions and dozens of hours of interviews later, our question evolved into the independent full-fledged post scriptum project, named after the postscript of a letter—that is, the forgotten afterthought of a narrative.

The following collections attempt to compile the sometimes-funny, sometimes-heartbreaking, often-silenced, always-powerful stories we received and document the experiences of Asian-American students, poets, activists, immigrants, influencers, artists, humans across the globe.  

the post scriptum collections*

 

voices

individual responses on what Asian-American means in 2021, curated by our editors into notes on identity, hate, activism,  outsiderism, community, stereotypes, culture, and pride.

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interviews

our editors conducted interviews spanning five minutes to two hours in length with Asian-American individuals from students and immigrants to influencers and strangers on the street.

visions

original works submitted to us for publication by Asian-American creatives, including poetry, artwork, speech, journalism, and photography.

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monthly features*

 
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"Alleyways." by Rachel Ou

from post scriptum's visions collection

from post scriptum's interviews collection

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Dasle*

Dasle Kim is a digital strategist, author, mentor, advocate, and certified "cool professor." Here, we sat down with her to inquire about the many roles of her life, as she shared with us insight on mentoring ESL students, fostering workplace diversity, and sharing her story.

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"Diaspora Child." Digital Art
by Jade Deo

from post scriptum's visions collection

from post scriptum's interviews collection

Allen*

Allen from Raleigh, NC currently studies music therapy in Indiana. Here he shares the more unconventional stories of his heritage—growing up with a white stepfather, pursuing his passion, and arriving at the value of empathy in and out of work. 

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"One Way." Mixed Media by Jessica Guan

from post scriptum's visions collection

Grace*

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Grace, whom we met shopping for groceries, immigrated from China to St. Louis as a student and now works in New Jersey. She takes us through her migration journey and reflects on Midwestern versus Asian work cultures. 

from post scriptum's interviews collection