Helen Yeung

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.

www.migrantzinecollective.com