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Editorial

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Mixie & the Halfbreeds: Interview with the Playwrights

By Mirae Lee “Asian but not Asian.” Reflecting on their experience living as a mixed race person in Canada, playwright Adrienne Wong and Julie Tamiko Manning collaborates on Mixie & the Halfbreeds, exploring the in-between, shifting territory that any mixed person must navigate. Starting off as a CBC Radio drama which soon became a theatrical production in…

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Mixie & the Halfbreeds: Interview with Vanessa Trenton

By Mirae Lee Belonging is an all too familiar topic in our community, and we constantly find ourselves questioning, struggling, and scrambling with it to not only define where we “fit in,” but also to better understand who we are. Two artists, Adrienne Wong and Julie Tamiko Manning, takes “belonging” further into complication through their…

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Year of the Blog: Introducing the LooseLeaf Blog Team

Happy Lunar New Year! Amazingly, it’s another new year for us at LooseLeaf and Project 40 and I’m excited to talk about one of our newest projects we’ve been working on. Yesterday, we put out the article “Taking Back Tết: My New Year is Not Chinese” written by Linh Nguyen as the inaugural launch of…

Community

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Woori Communal Table Session II: Where Are We Now?

“I thought to myself in this moment how rare it was to be at an event that was accessible and relevant to both me and my parents simultaneously. Although they weren’t present, I knew they could be…” -Elise Yoon, Reflections on Woori Communal Table Session 1: Where Are We from? “나는 부모님과 함께 편하고 공감을…

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February Event Spotlight

February is shaping up to be an exciting month as Black History Month promises thoughtful, critical, and entertaining fair from Black artists and innovators, and collectively communities of colour turn inwards in an effort to reflect on their history and where it leaves them today.   4-18: Native Earth Performing Arts Presents: Ipperwash Written and…

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January Event Spotlight

It’s the middle of winter and we won’t force you to stay outside for any prolonged period of time. Therefore, we’ve lined up some great indoor events that’ll keep the cold at bay and delight your thawing senses.   10: The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception Onsite Gallery presents The Sunshine Eaters, its newest multi-sensory…

LooseLeaf Magazine

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Interview with Olivia of Pindot Press

Every volume, we’re trying to push our boundaries to open up more spaces for diverse artistic mediums, to not only stretch the creative limits of our staff, but also creators in the Asian community to share their stories, ideas, and art. Marking two years of LooseLeaf, we’ve decided to expand the print magazine to include…

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Year of the Blog: Introducing the LooseLeaf Blog Team

Happy Lunar New Year! Amazingly, it’s another new year for us at LooseLeaf and Project 40 and I’m excited to talk about one of our newest projects we’ve been working on. Yesterday, we put out the article “Taking Back Tết: My New Year is Not Chinese” written by Linh Nguyen as the inaugural launch of…

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Taking Back Tết: My New Year is Not Chinese

By Linh Nguyen Last Christmas, I was lying on a deck chair beside the pool in Cuba when a man came up and asked me if I was Chinese. “I’m not,” I answered. “What are you then?” he said. The question was certainly nothing new, posed in the same assertive tone that expected an enthusiastic…