Tag: Essays

100 Years of Batok: a Photo Essay

Apo Whang Od is the oldest mambabatok (traditional tattoo artist) from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines, a member of the Butbut people.

Looking for Trouble

There is an invisible censorship in the West, and it’s worse than any censorship anywhere else because people think it doesn’t exist. It’s the censorship that always humanizes white serial killers but turns twelve-year-old black boys into hulking monsters. It’s the censorship that refuses to let Asian people be happy being Asian.