Here’s a not-to-be-missed event from Anomaly participant Michelle Myers! Michelle is with the spoken word duo Yellow Rage. You may remember her in Anomaly from her pieces, “Listen Asshole” and “Arirang,” and in scenes with her family: Tyrone, Myong, Victor and Vanessa. -JCD


10 Years of YELLOW RAGE
10 Guest Artists
$10 Admission

A fundraiser for Fong Lee

Friday, November 19, 7:30pm

Asian Arts Initiative


At this special anniversary performance, the renowned spoken word duo invites a showcase of fellow artists to share poetry, song, movement, and memories celebrating 10 years of YELLOW RAGE!  Join us for a not-to-be-missed event filled with more than enough creative talent and energy to inspire us for the next decade!

Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh met in the summer of 2000 in a writing and performance workshop at Asian Arts Initiative.  Over the years, YELLOW RAGE has sought to make positive impact through their poetry.  They have performed on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and at an incredible array of colleges and community venues.  Drawing from their own unique experiences, individual political ideologies, and personal life philosophies as Asian American, Michelle and Catzie’s poems address issues which explore the intersections of race, culture, gender, community, and self.

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Our second screening of Anomaly at the ADFF on Wednesday was a rousing success! Thanks to Gabriella for participating in the Q&A, and all of our friends & community that came out to support the screening. The audience laughed, nodded and cried in all the right places. :) We were so thrilled to see you there and hear your wonderful feedback! 

“Loved it!”

“I was so moved by your film and by all the subjects. Thank you for the years of hard work you put into Anomaly and eloquently weaving a story that all people of mixed heritage can relate to.”

Asian Arts Initiative


Next on the winter tour is Philadelphia. Join us Dec. 18th at the Asian Arts Initiative for “Hapa Happy: Celebrating All That is Mixed & Multi.” We’ll be screening Anomaly, and slam poet Thaddeus Rutkowski (featured in Anomaly) will be performing a set. The evening will be hosted by Yellow Rage–another Anomaly connection! Yellow Rage is Catzie Vilayphonh and Michelle Myers, who is also featured in Anomaly.

HAPA HAPPY: Celebrating All That Is Mixed & Multi


Friday, December 18, 2009


Asian Arts Initiative

1219 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA

FAMILY STYLE is a new family-friendly, positive space that honors Asian American artists and extended “family” from all communities and cultures. For the full event description, please visit: