Yuwana Zine

ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF) aims to accommodate the voices of young Southeast Asians. AYF believes that youth in the region has multiple life perspectives that can be expressed through creative processes and are worth-amplified further.

Yuwana is derived from Sanskrit word yauvana meaning youth. It stands for young, uniting, witty, accessible, and non-discriminating activism.   We hope through this zine-making process, we could build solidarity among youth in the region.

#1: On Feelings

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It is fascinating, at least for me, to learn that many of the works do not talk about what-so- called 'positive emotions.' After all, we are living in a pandemic with so much to worry about. Not only related to when we will be able to meet our loved ones in person or when we will be able to attend classes offline, for example. But also, things like governments' ways of dealing with the virus. Living in the time of corona, try to control emotions to experience 'appropriate' feelings might be overwhelming. And we do not owe anyone to show them 'positivity.' 

Currator: Sita Magfira (Indonesia)

Front Cover: Yela Bau (The Philippines)

Selected Artists:

Alison Liew (Malaysia), Amabelle Lorraine Piñon / Amlorrd (Philippines), Amor (Philippines), Angela Ong (Philippines), Ashley Nur Fikriyah (Malaysia), Asry Awi / Q. Jangsary (Malaysia), C. Cabinta (Philippines), camille dominique (Philippines), Danielle Dani Florendo (Philippines), Darla Aguirre (Philippines), Ella Lambio (Philippines), Habagat sa Liwayway (Philippines), Hmuu Po Mo (Myanmar), Hong Jinghann (Malaysia), Fhatima Lim (Philippines), Gabie Maala (Philippines), Geela Garcia (Philippines), Kim Angelo Mansueto (Philippines), Kris Anne Cortez (Philippines), Lynette Nathalie M. Capulso /Twelfth Stitch (Philippines), MAKÔ MICRO-PRESS (Philippines), Martin Shan Cheung (Philippines), Pat Labitoria (Philippines), Pepe Delfin (Philippines), Ram Estrella (Philippines), Richard Cahilig (Philippines), Rochelle Olmoguez (Philippines), Russet Navato (Philippines), Samodra Printsixap, Adham (Indonesia), Sariy Mina (Brunei Darussalam), s.c.n.d.c. (Philippines), Terese Teoh (Singapore), The Kaleidoscope Journals (Philippines), Yela Bau (Philippines), Ynna Denice Esguerra / Dye (Philippines), and William Matawaran (Philippines).