An Intergenerational Feast of Resistance

It happened exactly as it sounds. On March 11th, East Side Arts Alliance was filled with queer and trans Vietnamese individuals and allies, ages 16 through 75. We feasted on handmade spring rolls, fried rice, banh bot loc (Vietnamese tapioca dumplings), and fish sauce chicken wings. Of course there was QTViet Cafe’s signature pandan waffles toasting though the waffle iron. We resisted through our poems, our songs, and our cooking. Above all, we witnessed each other as our authentics selves and after four hours, parts of our traumas were healed.

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