Love Your Asian Body
AIDS Activism in Los Angeles
Published by: University of Washington Press
296 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm, 13 b&w illus.
- ISBN: 9780295749334
- Published: October 2021
The AIDS crisis reshaped life in Los Angeles in the 1980s and
A community memoir, Love Your Asian Body connects the deeply personal with the uncompromisingly political in telling the stories of more than thirty Asian American AIDS activists. In those early years of the epidemic, these activists became caregivers, social workers, nurses, researchers, and advocates for those living with HIV. And for many, the AIDS epidemic sparked the beginning of their continued work to build multiracial coalitions and confront broader systemic inequities. Detailing the intertwined realities of race and sexuality in AIDS activism, Love Your Asian Body offers a vital portrait of a movement founded on joy.