During Harmony Day this year, I became a living book. I became a live art performance and aptly name my story; “I am B3 & I really love B1 and B2.” My living book focuses on my experience of being a banana in Australia. Yes, it’s about being white inside and yellow outside. Ergo the banana concept.
I have been invited to be a living book for Head On: The Human Library. The Two Chairs (T2C) are synonymous with the idea of collecting and listening to one’s conversation about race and racism but this time it was slightly different. With this installation piece, the reader sits on T2C and engage with MY story. As the reader they request a certain chapter which then prompts me to share my story. Continue reading Being a B3→
Carriers of “Yellow Fever” are the people who are struck by the social syndrome. A carrier’s dating preference is to be with Asian women. They love to go around and say “Konichiwa” and approach Asian women with swagger and shout out “Wo Ai Ni.” Because they are white, they believe they have the right to date kawaii little cute oriental girls. It’s okay to believe that Asian women are demure pretty lotus flowers or geisha-like creatures with big eyes. They sincerely believe that their love for Asian women is not on the basis of Kubrick’s “Me love you long time” scene, even though many would love to hear that from the lips of an exotic China doll. For them Asian women are beautiful and wonderfully demure. Not stereotypical at all. In their little white privilege world, Asian women are exotic and sexual objects. Let’s not forget, Asian women are weak and small that they have an urgent need to be protected and put on a pedestal. Oh hail, creepy white men struck with Yellow Fever. Continue reading Carriers of ‘Yellow Fever’→
Discussing and Collecting Stories about Racism in Australia