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On November 8, 2016, the United States elected Donald Trump; a man who has been referenced as a “demagogue,” “fascist,” “con-man,” “business man,” “white supremacist,” “misogynist;” a man has brought political power to dangerous rhetoric he spewed during throughout the Presidential campaign-- condoning his own words and actions about “grabbing pussy” and allegations of sexual assault, disparaging persons with disabilities, encouraging the building of a wall to keep Mexicans out, and expressing blatant xenophobic and Islamophobic remarks to enforce the mythological narrative of "Making America Great." In a surprise and unexpected win, Trump's hateful speech throughout the campaign trail now raises dangerous policy and survival implications to immigrants, to women, to those living with disability, the list goes on.
From personal experiences as Asian Pacific Islander (API) women walking outside in New York City post-election to the re-awakened white supremacist, patriarchal, and genocidal roots of the United States, I speak to the API women of AF3IRM NYC, a grassroots transnational feminist organization in Post-Elections, Unscripted.
Ninotchka Rosca is a multi-awarded writer and activist, a survivor of human rights violations under a dictatorship, and a pioneer of major advocacy concerns for women. She brought the slogan “women’s rights are human rights” to the US in 1987 and has constantly engaged in creating space for the voices and presence of women of color in the global women’s movement.
Joan Ariete is a writer, poet-translator and is a current co-coordinator at AF3IRM NY, a grassroots transnational feminist organization.
She graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. Before moving to New York, she worked in Manila as a researcher for an investigative journalism TV program, then as a staff writer for an entertainment magazine, while contributing to other publications like Cosmopolitan Philippines and Kidzone, a children's magazine. Two of her poems have been published in the UK-based journal, Modern Poetry in Translation. She lives in Queens with her son and husband.
Aree Worawongwasu is a sophomore at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, developing a concentration in “Development, Empire, and Epistemology." Bangkok born and raised, Aree considers herself a social justice educator and an aspiring postcolonial feminist writer, interested in ways in which we can decolonize our thinking.
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