“In Chinese society, at least, there are some lingering ideas… I wanted to be the perfect Grandson, and my grandmother in particular wanted a grandson and my mother was accused of failing to provide one. There is an intergenerational pain there.’
This week, hear Mary Jean Chan discuss and read from Flèche, her award-winning debut collection of growing up and coming out. Cultures clash, family expectations are questioned and identity is explored. What happens when the protective gear comes off? We’re going into combat, but in a spirit of peace-keeping and love. Meanwhile Peter is in awe of feminist writer and activist Audre Lorde and Robin celebrates white jeans and wonders why Hubert Moore isn’t better known.