Allow me to stereotype myself-

I am a queer/trans* first-generation PoC/West Asian-identified Armenian-American, and a newly 21 year old poet, artist and zinester. I am excessively hairy, dyslexic and want to become a gangster rapper and have a record label sponsor my PhD. (Take that, life!) I am based in Davis and LA.

For conversations and collaborations, please contact me at Armeniancollective@gmail.com.

— SM


10 thoughts on “About

    • Wow, thank you! And any time; I never knew people felt so strongly about hating Armenians. That post def. shined some light on it. I guess I made this blog because there’s a lack of identity among the diaspora, and we should start reaching out to other cultures/ & become politically and culturally engaged

  1. Hello, friend. Keeping one’s identity, personally, familially, or ethnically, when you are from a subculture or from another country, is a challenge. I had that struggle as a North American teacher of English in China. Although I wanted to be an effective intercultural communicator, I learned very quickly that to maintain a wholeness psychologically I needed to celebrate my North Americanness occasionally. Sounds corny I suppose. But that way, I could accommodate to Chinese culture and customs, get involved in a caring way with the Chinese people, and still not self-destruct. But you are right. It requires a sensitivity and a knack for personal balance.

  2. I am nominating you for The One Lovely Blog Award/The very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    Here are the rules.
    (1) Thank the person who nominated you.
    (2) Add The one Lovely Blog Award/The very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
    (3) Share 7 things about yourself.
    (4) Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
    (5) Include this set of rules.
    (6) Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

    Thank you for the many entertaining blog posts I have enjoyed.


  3. You use so many titles to explain yourself. No two people are truly the same. Your bio is a reminder of that. I’m not ashamed of even a milligram of who I am and I’m glad you feel the same way. Also, I don’t believe I’ve ever met an Armenian. Nice to meet you.

    • Thank you so much, this honestly made my summer. Lately I’ve been thinking that these differences, no matter how small/right/wrong, are what make the world and it’s completely futile to nitpick and compare ourselves. I know I’ve done a lot of that. Nice to find someone who agrees.

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