I will tell you something about stories,
They aren’t just entertainment,
Don’t be fooled.
They are all we have, you see,
all we have to fight off
illness and death.
You don’t have anything
If you don’t have the stories.
-Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony
(as quoted in Where Women Tell Stories)
March is Women’s History Month.
This month, which included International Women’s Day on March 8th, is about celebrating women’s history, experiences, and issues. A vital part of knowing and understanding this history are sharing the stories and experiences of Asian American women. In honor of this, Amerasia Journal is pulling out two very special issues from our archives and offering them for a discounted price.
Issue 35:1 Where Women Tell Stories, and its continuation into Issue 35:2 Subjugated to Subject: Through Class, Race, and Sex, present explorations into what it means to be a woman and the intersections between gender, race, and class. Where Women Tells Stories features articles, such as ” ‘Stirrin’ Waters’ ‘n Building Bridges: A Conversation with Ericka Huggins and Yuri Kochiyama,” co-written by our very own Mary Uyematsu Kao, and Katie Quan’s “Memories of the 1982 ILGWU Strike in New York Chinatown.” Subjugated to Subject offers illuminating articles such as Stephanie Santos’s “The Death of Eugenia Baja: Feminicide and Transnational Feminist Organizing among Filipina Migrant Workers” and “Flying in the Face of Race, Gender, Class, and Age: A Story About Kazu Iijima, One of the Mothers of the Asian American Movement on the First Anniversary of her Death” by Karen Ishizuka. More info on these issues can be found in previous posts here and here.
From the introduction of Where Women Tell Stories by co-editor Stephanie Santos:
Jacqui Alexander wrote that to address liberal feminism’s ingrained sexual and racial mythologies, feminists must “become fluent in each other’s histories.” In this issue, we attempt to contribute to this greater fluency, initiating dialogue by bringing in the herstories of Asian American women.
It is our hope that by bringing out these issues and making them more affordable, we will help to raise this fluency and continue the dialogue that was started in these issues.
Happy Women’s History Month, everyone!
We are offering special Women’s History Month pricing on these issues – $8 for one copy and $15 for both (plus shipping + handling). Please call 310/825-2968 to order or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Act soon – this offer is only good through the end of the month.
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