Hi. Fusion/Splinter just told me they're eliminating my position in January. So I'm looking for opportunities in NYC.
I can write (news, essays, criticism, copywriting, etc), report, edit, shoot/edit video and stills, develop media strategy, run social, and more. l like thinking about politics, art, identity, and the internet.
I'd like to find work where I'd be useful.
I guess this is a good time to do a quick recap of what I've been up to over the last year.
After the 2016 election, while based in Hong Kong, I wrote about becoming one of the first journalists of color targeted by alt-right trolls. Shortly after, I wrote a story defending media diversity in the age of Trump (which was named one of the "30 Most Important Articles by People of Color in 2016" by the Huffington Post).
In the following months, prior to Fusion's merger with Gizmodo Media Group, I also dug deep into Neil Gorsuch's college past, was among the first to report the Inauguration boycott of Donald Trump by congressional Democrats, and helped break stories about ordinary people of color targeted by the state.
In 2016 I sharpened my focus on art writing — I interviewed queer photographer Ren Hang shortly before he passed away, and wrote a memoriam that was translated into Chinese by Hong Kong media. I featured the work of Wing Shya, Wong Kar-wai's set photographer, and took readers into NYC's Chinatown apartments. I wrote an essay about how photographer Ho Fan's work tells a story about Hong Kong's identity crisis. I was also published in ArtAsiaPacific's 106th issue, reviewing books that probe at the intersection of art and social activism.
In 2017 I designed and co-founded Still / Loud, an independent magazine about music, art, culture in Hong Kong. Under my editorship we've published stories like an interview with the city's top trans bodybuilder, the organizer of an anarchist book fair, and criticism of literary heavyweights. All with a team of volunteers (and no budget).
During this time I've also managed social media platforms full-time (overnight) for Gizmodo media group, including Splinter, The Root, Jezebel — and produced social news videos for splinter, from a police raid on Standing Rock protesters to Steve Bannon's visit to Hong Kong to art activists protesting Trump's border wall.
Most recently, I've been reading on the intersection of emerging tech, art, media, and left social activism. For example, I'm interested in thinking of uses of technology like blockchain beyond currency and apps, but as new forms of social organization. I also closely follow Asian American political culture and want to find ways to curate, archive, and transmit its discourse online.
I've also been working on independent photography projects which i am developing into a series of zines.
If any of this sounds interesting to you — if you have advice, leads, or know someone I should talk to, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, or over Twitter!