Last night during the San Francisco-St. Louis some friends and I went sailing in McCovey Cove (where Giants fans sail or kayak out in hopes of catching fly balls) to fly some Ferguson solidarity banners. SFPD (on the jet ski) checked our registration but ultimately didn’t bother us.
I’ll be bringing my Banchan in 2 pages mini comic to Baltimore comic con this weekend. It’s fresh off the press, 24 pgs of full color yummy recipes!
Baltimore comic con is this Friday through Sunday sept 5- 7, at Baltimore convention center on 1 west Pratt st, Baltimore MD.
For more info
Find me at table A263!
[Hsiung Shi-I’s play] Lady Precious Stream ran for three years in London, transferring to the larger Savoy theatre, and vying in 1936 with Michael Egan’s The Dominant Sex as the longest running play. Powerful figures from British society attended including, over the years, the successive prime ministers Baldwin, Chamberlain, Churchill, Atlee and Eden.
Following its West end success, the production toured local theatres; the play, adopted as a staple by repertory and amateur groups, was performed throughout Britain. […] When Lady Precious Stream was republished in 1937 as a Meuthen Modern Classic, it was adopted as a classroom text by hundreds of schools, shaping understandings of Chineseness in the minds of thousands of children. In 1938, Michael Barry produced it for the BBC; it was subsequently translated into several European languages and performed or broadcast throughout much of Europe as well as America.
The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity by Diana Yeh, Hong Kong University Press 2014
I went to an event tonight which included the author of this book giving a fascinating talk on its subject. Hsiung Shi-I moved from China to the UK in the 1930s. He became famous at the time as a result of the success of Lady Precious Stream (which was presented to British audiences as a ‘traditional Chinese play’ despite his modernising of an old story). Yet he and the play have previously been all but erased from history.(via parklakespeakers)
PLEASE SHARE THIS ON ALL YOUR NETWORKS. CALL, EMAIL, TWEET @UKinDRC & @ukhomeoffice on behalf of Christina Fonthes
Urgent - Please Spotlight:
I regret to tell you that Christina Fonthes - a dear friend and organiser of Rainbow Noir has been held against her will in The Congo - she was on a family holiday with her mother who has decided to have Christina ‘cured’ of her sexuality.
Christina has managed to escape from her aunt’s house and is currently hiding out with a friend. She has access to internet and has been communicating with us via email. The next available flight is 2nd September - 5 days away! Chris needs help and protection from the British Embassy in Congo but her mother has reported her missing and therefore we need to get in contact with both the UK Home Office and UK embassy in Congo to let them know that she is in danger and that her mother is lying/the one endangering her life!!
PLEASE SHARE THIS ON ALL YOUR NETWORKS. CALL, EMAIL, TWEET the British embassy on behalf of Christina - the more we call, the more attention it will bring to her case and hopefully they will act quicker in getting Christina to a safe place.
HER MOTHER HAS HER PASSPORT AND TRAVELING DOCUMENTS!
CHRISTINA’S LIFE IS IN DANGER. PLEASE DO AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
If you can help please contact @RainbowNoirMCR or @WritersofColour on twitter.
UK EMBASSY: 0871 050 5840
DETAILS OF THE EMBASSY IN CONGO ARE HEREhttps://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-kinshasa
Please do your best to contact the British Embassy in DRC, RT using the hashtag #ChrisFontes, tweet at all the media outlets and amazing people you can find.
This is a personal plea too because I consider Christina a friend and someone I would trust with my life. She has been incredibly generous and supportive and a real inspiration, an example of how one can actively work to improve the lives of others. I have gained so much knowing her and wish I could be as passionate, open and clear sighted as I find her to be.
I am scared for her, not going to lie. I really pray this all turns out for the best but I am scared. This is the stuff of nightmares, being trapped in a hostile land when your own family have turned against you.
Please Holy Mother, St Aelred, St Mary Magdalene, St Joseph of Cupertino, St Teresa of Avila, holy martyrs and anyone out there who is willing to intercede, please intercede for my friend and her safe return and the reformation of her family. Amen.
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.” - Frida Kahlo