Canto Cutie is a juried art and literature zine run by three bilingual English and Cantonese cuties. Vermont-based Katherine Leung founded and curates the zine. Austin-based artist Tsz Kam is an editor. G is the Chinese translator. Canto Cutie is a place for artists and writers across the diaspora to collaborate and showcase their work.
Canto Cutie is a special space to celebrate our linguistic minority and pride. Our diverse diaspora has ties to Hong Kong, Singapore, Southern China, Taiwan, and beyond. Immigration, colonialism, and current civil unrest continues to play a role in our creative work. Canto Cutie is independently published in the United States and caters to a bilingual English and Cantonese speaking audience.
Katherine Leung (she/her) is an artist, public school art teacher, and community organizer. Her roots are all over the American Southwest. Her mother's family is a part of the post-war wave of Chinese grocery store owners that catered primarily Hispanic neighborhoods in Tucson, Arizona. Her father is an inventor and engineer, of Cantonese and Teochew descent, who immigrated to the US as an international student in the early 80's. Katherine spent her formative years in an insular Southern evangelical multilingual Asian-American community in Austin, Texas.
Themes include: art, literature, diaspora, cantonese, linguistic minority, LGBTQ
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