We’ve come to the end of another calendar year, and MaLaysia and I are so thankful for your part in it. Toward the beginning of 2021, Intersected Project added Joanna Chin as a staff writer. Not only is she a talented and thoughtful writer, but she has also contributed her valuable perspectives and eager ideas to further our mission.
Intersected Project began 2021 by working on branding, and we launched our socials in the spring, thanks to MaLaysia’s dedication and expertise. You can now find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can even learn more about our work on YouTube!
A few highlights from the publication side of our work: Joanna introduced Intersected’s spring series, “The Preferably Unheard,” interviewing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from diverse backgrounds to help #StopAsianHate. In the fall, I headed up a race relations 101 series for those new to engaging critically with race. And the most popular of our topical articles this year was one on asexuality, titled “Meet the queer folks who don’t think sex is all that,” with 723 views.
This year, Intersected also had the honor of collaborating with Nyuki Podcast in Denver and recently gave a virtual presentation on race, queerness, and immigration for World Relief Chicagoland. Finally, we ended 2021 by debuting our wonderful new logo.
Thanks again for being part of our year and our community. We would love to hear what you consider to be the most insightful Intersected article of 2021! If you haven’t followed our socials or subscribed on our website, please take a moment to do so now and invite your friends to join in the work for racial equity and, ultimately, liberation.
For God will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.Psalm 72: 12-14
Katelyn Skye Bennett (Skye, she/her), Editor-in-chief