Heartened by a reading that I did recently at La Pena in Berkeley: Body Maps, curated by Margaret Rhee for AAWAA (Asian American Women Artists Assoc.) and Banteay Srei.
“The intergenerational poets and artists of “Body Maps” respond, reclaim, and remap her Asian American body through feminist interventions. “Body Maps” is a feminist exploration, poetic celebration, cartographic journey….”
“Banteay Srei is dedicated to providing the tools and support necessary for young Southeast Asian women and girls to empower themselves. Based in Oakland, we are an organization that works with young women and girls ages 14-19, that are at-risk or are being sexually exploited.Banteay Srei believes that every person is entitled to living a free, happy and healthy life that is full of options. Through our programs and events that promote leadership development, cultural awareness and self-empowerment, we are working towards creating a generation of fierce, independent and self-empowered young Southeast Asian women.”
For more information visit www.banteaysrei.org