If you’ve noticed my FB/website activities lately, you might know that I’m in the process of starting and running an Asian Art Collective with a bunch of amazing artists and people.
One of the things we’ve also set out to do as part of the Art Collective is to start a literary magazine, called LooseLeaf.
LooseLeaf seems to capture everything we’ve been dreaming up, in all its chaos, freedom and ideals. Having to navigate as a South East Asian in a literary field, in North America has been an arduous and challenging journey. But I also believe that the last six years have given me what I need to envision a present and future that I can throw my whole being into.
The word ‘leaf’ in chinese is 「葉」, pronounced ‘yè’. It is the same word used in tree leaves, and a leaf of paper, much like the english. The third tone of the same pinyin, ‘yĕ’, means 「野」, which means wild.
If anything, I would like to be LooseLeaf in its wild abandon, that when read properly, becomes meaningful.
You can check out our Arts collective HERE, and follow us on FACEBOOK.
If you are an Asian Artist looking for community in Toronto, we’d love to hear from you. 🙂
If you believe in supporting greater representation in the arts, we’d love to hear from you also, we are always in need of allies!