Join the OCI for a conversation with artist/author, Laura Gao (she/they). We will talk with her about their graphic memoir, "MESSY ROOTS," as well as her experience growing up as a queer Chinese immigrant in the US.
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Laura will be joining us via zoom, so attendees can join either in zoom or in person. For those joining in person, we will have Chinese food and time for further discussion following the talk!
ZOOM LINK: https://uky.zoom.us/j/84232917598
About Laura Gao:
Laura Gao is a queer artist, author, bread lover, and continental drifter. Originally
from Wuhan, China, Laura immigrated to Texas where their art career began by
doodling on Pokémon cards and has since blossomed to be featured on NPR, the
Museum of Chinese in America, and most notably, their parents’ fridge
About Messy Roots:
After spending her early years in Wuhan, China,
riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu,
Laura immigrates to Texas, where her hometown
is as foreign as Mars--at least until 2020, when
COVID-19 makes Wuhan a household name.
In Messy Roots, Laura illustrates her coming-of age
as the girl who simply wants to make the
basketball team, escape Chinese school, and
figure out why girls make her heart flutter.
Insightful, original, and hilarious, toggling seamlessly between past and present, China
and America, Gao's debut is a tour de force of graphic storytelling.