My work addresses the layered complexities and contradictory elements of being an Asian diaspora bisexual woman. As a soon-to-be union-side attorney and workers’ rights advocate, I am informed by current workplace abuses in creating my art. Working primarily with my own worn garments, yarn, embroidery thread, and other textiles, I express my frustrations, detail observations of my environment, and critique the racial and gendered nature of capitalism. Stretching, gathering, binding, tearing, and puncturing, my laborious process of creation is a reflection of my experiences with intergenerational trauma, racism, sexism, reckoning with Western privilege, and complicated relationship with my queer identity. Many of the objects I use in my art — i.e., office attire, body hair, viola bow — are repurposed, stripped of their intended function and synthesized with other fibers and materials. In using these objects, my aim is not only to pay homage to their former practical value, but also to contextualize their role within the systemic frameworks that necessitate their existence. It is in between the fine lines of production and dissection, chaos and tranquility, and frivolity and introspection, that I create.