Olivia, 18, Student
What inspired your style? Sorority
i give up
Anonymous asked: How do you use they/them pronouns? I'm genuinely curious and want to learn.
Sorry to be just getting to this! I am not totally sure what you mean. If you mean in a grammatical sense, then singular they pronouns are actually common in every day vernacular English (“If you want a friend to stay over, they can use the guest room.”) You just use “they are” rather than “he/she/ze is.”
Here is the video for my special studies presentation/one-person show, FRESH OFF THE BANANA BOAT. It is about coming into myself as a queer Asian American person in white liberal spaces.
I am incredibly honored and humbled at the positive response this performance has received. To me, the most important work this show has done has been to bring together Asian American and hapa students who have never before been encouraged to build community together. In particular, I have been grateful to connect with other mixed Japanese kids because of this show.
This show is about (one part of) my identity and my experience, but I am trying to make a statement about the importance of everybody investigating and sharing their own stories. I believe it is largely through sharing stories and being open to the stories of others that we can learn not to oppress each other.