“All of the things we were told to never talk about” #NotYourAsianSidekick
By Feministe on December 16, 2013
Writer and activist Suey Park has sparked a cluster of conversations, first on Twitter and now moving to more longform platforms, about race, stereotypes, feminism, privilege, intersectionality and more with the #NotYourAsianSidekick hashtag which trended globally for over 24 hours. In an email quoted by Buzzfeed, Park writes: My dear friends and I have had growing critiques of how patriarchy in Asian American spaces hurts, while white feminism leaves much to be desired, so we created this space instead. We talked about queerness, disability, immigration, multiracial/biracial issues, compulsory coalitions, challenging anti-blackness, mental health, body image, and all things feminism. . . .