Carly Dee and Q. Lei are reunited! In this episode we talk about the inaugural issue of the magazine and discuss a few of the articles, stories and poems included. SPOILER ALERT! We tried to just hint at the contents but we were too excited, so you will get a sneak preview of some of the articles included. We also talk about where we will be over the summer and what we get up to when we're not working on BLYNKT!
Also, we'd like to give a shout-out to people who hang out at St. Oberholz, one of our favorite co-working spaces in Berlin. Come say hi to us if you see us at the cafe!
This week on the BLYNKT podcast, Anna Xian, the founder of Berlin Asian Film Network, tells Q Lei her different experience of working for German, Chinese and Hollywood productions. Anna shares some funny anecdotes. Are Hollywood productions as stressful as they are known for? Is there such a thing as "men's communication style" in Germany? Find out in the latest episode of the BLYNKT podcast.
Check out the Berlin Asian Film Network: www.berlinasianfilm.net/
You can also contact Anna directly, if you have a film project about Asian diaspora:email@example.com
American photographer Stephen Jackson joined Q Lei in this week's episode. They talked about Stephen's new documentary project, Women of Independence, where he documents the life and art of famous Japanese pole dancers and burlesque dancers. Stephen also shared his experience of growing up in a single-parent family, and refuted myths usually associated with single mothers.
Stephen contributed to the photography on the BLYNKT website. For more information about Stephen's projects, check out his website: http://risingupstudios.com/
In this week’s episode, Lisa Hellman, a Swedish historian who is currently doing research at the University of Tokyo, joined BLYNKT co-editor Q Lei in discussing gender inequality in academia, beard fashions in the last 2000 years, what constitutes a sexually open society, the structure of a modern family, and the history of feminist movements. Lisa and Lei had a heated discussion. They also addressed the importance for academics to be part of the political communications. What does it really mean to break down barriers between academia and everyday politics? Join us in this week’s BLYNKT podcast, and email us your thoughts on some of the discussed issues at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carly Dee and Q. Lei