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About us

Founded in 2014 by award-winning women artists Naomi Ko, May Lee-Yang, and Saymoukda Vongsay, Funny Asian Women Kollective (FAWK) exists to combat the invisibility and dehumanization of Asian Pacific Islander American women (APIA). As APIA women, we are often discouraged to be ourselves, to recognize our value, and are denied opportunities to realize our potential. We live in a bind and are often denied our humanity. We believe in using performance art, comedy, and storytelling to talk about controversial issues (ex: race, patriarchy, white supremacy, sexual health) as humor and the arts allows us to navigate our discomforts.

PRESS

KFAI

TC Daily Planet

FISCAL SPONSOR

Springboard for the Arts

FUNDED BY

The Knight Foundation (Arts Challenge)

The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

Artist Neighborhood Partner Initiative

Asian Pacific Endowment (Saint Paul Foundation)

Open Meadows Foundation

BMPP

Solidarity MN

 

our generous funders

our partners