amanda (they & she) is a queer han chinese settler based on the unceded, occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. They are a graduate student completing an MA English at the University of British Columbia, where their research, artistic, and organizing interests include Asian diasporic literary and visual cultures; queer theory; racial erotics and sensuality; affect; postcoloniality; psychoanalytic theory; and critical theories of race, gender, and sexuality. Their writing has been published in Room Magazine, Augur Magazine, LooseLeaf Magazine, and others. They also create poetry, artwork, zines, and scholarship about sad ghosts, queer love, and the aesthetics of intimacy in the psychic landscapes continually haunted by colonial violence. Photo credit: Anisa M. Dhanji