Raconter le monde par l'intime

By Connie Chen & Aaron Pang

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Connie and Aaron find belonging in their ugliness. This audio essay is an interwoven exploration of the rejections they have faced as ugly disabled bodies and the refuge they’ve created when they look away from beauty and behold each other’s ugliness.

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Connie Chen & Aaron Pang

Connie Chen writes and unwrites the ways lupus has written her. Collaborating with nonconforming bodies in literature, she engages the intersections of psychoanalysis, queer and feminist theory, disability studies, Christian theology, and critical theory. Connie is a MFA candidate at the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, where she is an Iowa Arts Fellow.

Aaron writes about disability, Chinese-America, food, and his mom. Aaron’s writing has appeared on The Moth Radio Hour, Proof by America’s Test Kitchen, Essay Daily, among others. He is a MFA candidate at the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program.

 

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