Mercy Mistress is OUT there in LEZ magazine, a Taiwanese Lesbian publication. As shown, the article is printed in Chinese- my mother-tongue (which I've lost to Americannihilation--my term for assimilation to American culture that wipes out one's heritage). Just seeing this brings up so much love, nostalgia, regret and waves of pride and gratitude. Thank you to the phenomenal Wang Newton, Taiwan-American Drag Kink Extraordinaire, for bringing Mercy Mistress to the land where my family's stories originate.
" Feels radical on many levels talking bout queerness & kink & trauma & domination & sadism & migration & children & elders all in one breath all printed in 中文 " - Poppy Liu
I'm so much more comfortable on the other side of the camera...but I really love this video interview of Poppy and me by Now This Her about Asian American Queer identities.