My home, 116 Hudson Street, memorialized in the “Lantern Stories” exhibit on the Greenway by artist, Yu Wen Wu.
Join us today, September 24, for “Lantern Stories” a lighting exhibition (which features my photo of my 13 year old self and my Hudson Street house) by Yu Wen Wu is launching at Chinatown Gate, 6–7:30 p.m., and at 8–9 p.m., to enjoy program of text, still, and moving image artwork by local artists projected … Continue reading “My MaMa’s Back” — 29 Oak Street Projections
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Top billing in the Local Artist Films Program organized by the Chinatown Community Land Trust 9/17/2020 part of the 29 Oak Street Wall Projections series. My MaMa’s Back,” an excerpt from a longer story called, “Duck,” is a tribute to the Chinese immigrant women garment workers of my Boston Chinatown childhood. The text and the … Continue reading “My MaMa’s Back” Voice Over Archival Photo Video: Local Artist Films Program
Honored to be the recipient of the Chinese Culture Connection of Massachusetts 2020 Excellence in Arts and Culture Award May, 2020
Mo Hi: Don’t Look June 3, 2019 Cynthia Yee “Easy now, easy, just take it easy,” I heard the girl whisper. Walking by my Aunty’s doorway, I saw the young, dark skinned woman’s hand slip inside the old, white man’s trench coat, at the height of his zipper. She made soothing sounds, “Coo, ooo, … Continue reading Mo Hi: Don’t Look
Arc February 8, 2019 by Cynthia Yee Previously published in Boston Art Review. Issue 03 I began life on the streets of Boston’s Chinatown, mazes useful for evading enforcers of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The Act barred Chinese from immigrating, becoming citizens, and intermarrying. Repealed in 1943, its effects linger. I am the … Continue reading Arc
No Secret November 1, 2018 Cynthia Yee I grew up in a world of secrets and transgressions, surrounded by mystery, embraced by hope. Breaking rules was not so bad if somebody loved you. Sally slept with Lok Yen, but grown-ups didn’t … Continue reading No Secret