Chew on ThisZine, A6
An illustrative and journalistic zine exploring people’s experiences growing up as person of colour in Australia.
Immigrating from Hong Kong to Australia in 2013, my cultural identity was interestingly shifted, being considered ‘white/western’ in Hong Kong to ‘asian/exotic/different’ in Australia.
I wanted to explore other respective journeys in regards to sense of self and cultural identity. I chatted to numerous people, usually over a friendly drink, about their own thoughts and experiences, whilst illustrating them. I am grateful to have had the opportunity of chatting to so many amazing people of colour that were willing to share their experiences, some quite personal, with me.
Putting together this project, there was a sense of healing and solidarity through the individually different, but shared aspects of experience, being considered ‘other’ in a western society and the social implications that come with it.