Shared Lines: Aotearoa in Japan exhibiting artist
Unwritten Stories, zine, 2019 / GEN M #2 “移民一族”, zine, 2017 / Exploring Identity in Hong Kong, zine, 2019
Migrant Zine Collective is an activist-based zine collective aiming to amplify, celebrate and share the voices of migrants-of-colour in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The idea for these works came about in 2017, when GEN M (short for “Generation Migrant”) was self-published by Helen in the hopes of celebrating her own Hong Kong-Chinese diasporic background, along with personal stories of individuals in the Auckland community. These works all consist of collaborative pieces gathered from our zine workshops and community events, where migrants-of-colour are able to discuss and unpack topics such as identity, feminism, racism, decolonisation and inequality.
Helen is a writer, zine-maker and creative, currently completing a Master of Communication Studies at Auckland University of Technology. Her research specialises in digital activism, and the role of storytelling in facilitating spaces for marginalised communities in Aotearoa, New Zealand.