“ASIAN-AMERICANS SHOULDN‘T TALK ABOUT THAT”
Family Secrets, Immigrant Taboos, and Gay Cheese
There will be a discussion following the show
MCs/Discussion Moderators: Michelle Phuong Ting and Christine Loui
Maybe You Will Become the President of Senegal
Sarah is rushing to get to her friend Hanh’s house. She told Omma about it three hours ago, and yet Omma is still on Sarah’s case. “Where are you going? What about dinner? Are you really going to Hanh’s, or are you hanging out with boys at the mall like that one time?” All in Korean. Sarah responds, all in English. By the way, this happened last week. Sarah is thirty-five years old and married.
Couch Potato Panda Rituals
It’s 1:30 a.m. Kenny is paralyzed on the couch. Bay Area new agers told him to move on so it should be easy. Texting him memes of unicorns shitting zen quotes and rainbows fixes everything, right?
Hello, Boar – You Must Be Hungry
It’s 1994 in Hawaii, the water is cold, the sky is velvety black, and six-year-old Sarah is night diving with her dad. When something bright green flashes ahead, he takes off with his flashlight and spear, and leaves Sarah to fend for herself in the middle of the Pacific. Maybe later she can ask questions about identity, family, and what stories get passed down. But for now, she’s focused on staying afloat.