Migrant Zine Collective
An activist-based zine collective aiming to amplify, celebrate and share the voices of migrants of colour in Aotearoa (New Zealand).
- My StoryBy Abhi Chinniah Light skin, dark skin. The song of my childhood. Skin lightening soaps, creams, scrubs that would bleach and scrape my skin. You name it, I was given it. Scraping the dark off was a common conception ofContinue reading “My Story”
- A Seamstress and a Green DressBy Ivanova Anjani from Unwritten Stories, 2019. It was the early 70’s in Indonesia. In a military man’s humble home in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, a little girl had just made a wallet out of fabric scraps from her mother’s sewingContinue reading “A Seamstress and a Green Dress”
- Beware of the old white grandpa at point chev beachBy Aiwa Pooamorn from Have You Ever Been With An Asian Woman Before?, 2019. Full title: Beware of the old white grandpa at point chev beach, he walks there every afternoon. If you go to point chev beach the oneContinue reading “Beware of the old white grandpa at point chev beach”
- Grains of TruthBy Roxanne Richards from GEN M #1 “Generation Migrant”, 2017. One of the first things my dad sought out when he arrived in New Zealand were fellow Filipinos like him. When our family followed him a few months after, anotherContinue reading “Grains of Truth”
- How Much Longer?By Divya Gurung from Musubi “An Exploration of Gender in Hong Kong”, 2017. As a child, she often outran the boys, my mother. Fearless, she was swift to protect herself, or to defend her elder brother from the tussles ofContinue reading “How Much Longer?”
- How I Found My NameBy Linda Lew from GEN M #2 “移民一族”, 2017. I had thought I lost my name. The one I was given at birth. The one written in Chinese. 刘凌达 or in Chinese pinyin, Liu Lingda. It’s always been there, usedContinue reading “How I Found My Name”