Infusion Release

This week the newest edition of Infusion, Fulbright Korea’s literary magazine, was released online. This time the magazine features pieces from an ETA alumni and a Fulbright researcher, as well as a beautiful piece of fiction. (Okay, I might be a little biased since I worked with the author.) I am an editor for the magazine, and as we use a blind submission process (monitors scrub submissions for any identifying information before we read them), I submitted a piece as well.

“Weary of Warfare” is about the Ferguson decision. It went through many transformations before I submitted, as I tried to condense and articulate the emotions I felt as an American so far removed from the event, but so deeply invested – and powerless. The piece continued to evolve during the editing process, as I tried to figure what I needed to say. The events of Ferguson were for me (and thankfully many other Americans) connected to other events – a bigger picture. In addition to my experiences in college, I connected the experience to my work as a teacher in Korea. I hope you can enjoy, empathize or simply find it interesting.

You can read this edition here, the newest edition here or go straight to my piece on the website here.

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A big part of how I coped during this time was through art. In drawing I could process, react, or simply be doing something. Here are some of pieces I did – angry, troll-faced protest memes that capture another side of my reaction. I leave you with these.

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