Keeping Up with Michelle Myers
The Statue of Peace Plaza Committee (SOPPC) is an Asian American and female-driven project to build a monument in Philadelphia that commemorates the victims of the sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during WWII. The first survivor to break the silence, Kim Hak-soon gave her testimony on August 14, 1991 and the SOPPC commissioned…Keep reading
In her performance memoir “Mudang Magic,” Michelle Myers explores how words can hang onto grief and how memory can create a landscape of both loss and healing. The vulnerability of her storytelling and performance allows Myers to meditate on the entwining of experience as both emotional departure and spiritual return as she shares her reflections on her…Keep reading
In response to the escalated anti-Asian violence, Studio Revolt and Yellow Rage collaborated on a spoken word film based on the 2001 Yellow Rage poem “Listen Asshole”. Directed by Masahiro Sugano and produced by Anida Yoeu Ali, the film is a response to the escalation in anti-Asian violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The short film…Keep reading
USA Today published an essay written by Michelle titled “Pain Spoken as Anger” as part of a larger article titled “AAPI Pride: Asian and Pacific Islander heritage helps lift America to what it must be.” Michelle’s excerpt reflects on the impact “Listen Asshole” had in 2001 and its ongoing relevance in giving voice to the pain…Keep reading
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