“from this place/this child” Poem by Mary Chen

from this place/this child


Artist Statement: Mary Chen
being a child of diaspora defies language & goes beyond visual experience. to grow roots—to feel at home-to be settled in the landscape of another is both tender and terrifying.

Mary Chen
Mary Chen is a queer Chinese Canadian artist and writer who has grown up in the cradle of unceded Coast Salish land. She is currently completing a BFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia with a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies. “Love as resistance” is her favourite thing to shout.



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