Critical conversations: Being Yellow women in the time of COVID-19

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Abstract

Drawing on feminist and critical race theories, this conversation unfolds the experiences of two Yellow migrant women living and working in the United Kingdom (UK) in the time of COVID-19. Opening with a brief explanation of what it means to be Yellow, we share our experiences of being seen as hysterical and our fear of being ridiculed and harassed at the beginning of the outbreak. We then discuss the racialized discourse surrounding face covering and anti-Asian racism in both the private and the public spheres. We conclude by discussing our transformation in times of crisis.We also emphasize the importance of (re)claiming our Yellowness and linksuch an empowering act to standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Feminist Journal of Politics
Early online date29 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • gender
  • migrant
  • COVID-19
  • critical race theory
  • feminist theory

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