by Lisa Lim

The cicadas have awakened,

After their 17-year-long hibernation.

Behold cicadas burrowing out of the ground.

Blaring loud car alarm sounds.

by Lisa Lim (written in 2007, year after we lost our Justin to the Iraq War)

My mother has become strange in her knotted gray age. I think it’s because she lost her Poppito to war.

Do you know what it is to lose a child that you should have…

by Lisa Lim, a comic about the Atlanta Spa shootings leaving 8 people dead

#StopAsianHate Stop AAPI Hate

I woke up to the headlines, “8 people killed in Atlanta-area spa shootings. 6 of the victims were Asian.” I just wanted to scream. I just wanted to say, fuck his sex…

A comic about the rise in anti-Asian crimes by Lisa Lim

Stop AAPI

Up and down we go
COVID rates high then low
Then high again
People slack on wearing masks
Do you give a shit if we live or die, I ask
Save your breath
A mask is a matter of life or death

Up and down we go
Biden wins then…

“I am not throwing away my shot,” I sang out loud while dancing in my bedroom. I was watching Hamilton The Musical on Disney Plus with my 5-year-old. I pressed play on the remote with the thrill of being at the edge of my seat on Broadway without the craning…

Lisa Lim

Lisa Lim is a comic storyteller born and raised in Queens, New York. Her work has been featured in Guernica, PANK, The Rumpus, PEN America, and Mutha Magazine.

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