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We need your support in order to publish 50 color images of artworks in an anthology of Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora.
We need your support in order to publish 50 color images of artworks in an anthology of Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora.
40 backers pledged $2,225 to help bring this project to life.

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Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora:

Troubling Borders in Literature and Art

The first of its kind, this is a groundbreaking anthology of poems, essays and artworks by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora. Troubling Borders features work by women of Cambodian, Laotian, Vietnamese, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma/Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei or East Timor descent, as well as women from minority groups such as the ethnic Chinese and Indians in Southeast Asia, and the often stateless Mien, Hmong, and Cham in many regions of the world.

Scattered all over the world and mostly defined by stereotypes, we are committed to narrate our own stories. Too often Southeast Asian women are represented as exotic sex symbols and dragon ladies, prostitutes and “bar girls” in movies and the media. This anthology will empower women of all ages in our communities, and inspire us to speak our mind and create. As an incredibly diverse group, our voices make visible in part the enormous ruptures caused by colonization, wars, globalization, and militarization.

Three of the editors of this collection are Vietnamese American and a fourth member is Eurasian (Lan Duong, Mariam Lam, Kathy Nguyen and Isabelle T. Pelaud). We are university professors and writers. We have already collected and selected the best pieces, and written the introduction. The final manuscript has 210 pages and 55 color images of artworks. We are working with Temple University Press to increase the chances for the anthology to be taught in universities and make visible at a national and international level this incredibly talented group of artists.

It is unfortunately very expensive to publish color images and it is up to us to raise the needed amount of $20,000. Please help us raise at least $2,000 by June 22.

For more information on DVAN go to:

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