then I will withdraw my dripping leg
and you will suck my curly toes,
cuz' remember yellow fever?
Poetry: Jasper Julia Lim
Illustration: Jasper Julia Lim
I am only knee deep, but after flailing helplessly for twenty minutes it is clear that I am drowning. It takes several additional minutes to accustom myself to this fact, for it feels like a failure as fundamental as forgetting how to breathe.
Writing: Nina Sudhakar
Photography: Saima Desai
The re:asian editorial team reflects on our first issue, FIRSTS
For children of the diaspora, there’s a shame that precedes so many of our firsts: admitting that you don’t know how to cook your grandmother’s congee, that you’ve never set foot in the country where your parents grew up, or that you’ve never learned to like your body.
LATEST photography and visual art
Inspired by a significant 'first' for me: building deep connections/chosen family with queer east asians.
Illiustration by Loretta Miauw