choa is an online publication devoted to recognizing, examining, and understanding the nuances and complexities of the Korean female diasporic experiences. Bringing together the voices of Korean womxn, we work to provide a platform for alternative narratives on sociocultural, political, and economic issues.
<초아>는 디아스포라에 사는 한인 여성들을 위한 디지털 매거진이다. 그녀들의 복잡하고 다양한 경험을 알아가고 살펴보며 사회문화적·정치적·경제적 이슈에 대한 보편적이고 진부한 시선을 넘어 색다른 이야기를 전달하는 플랫폼이다.
Co-Founder & Managing Editor – Harriet Kim
Harriet (she/her) is a photographer, writer, and community arts organizer based in Tkaronto. She is the co-creator of a portrait series called "Dressed in Layers: A Hanbok Project" and the founder of the Korean Canadian Writers’ Collective. She is interested in the ways diasporic Koreans around the world build themselves into the literal and figurative landscapes around them and the ways they are documented and archived.
Co-Founder & Managing Editor – Mirae Lee, 미래
Mirae (she/her) is a cultural producer, bilingual writer, translator, and illustrator. She has worked with various Tkaronto-based not-for-profit arts organizations, including as the Community Director of Project 40 Collective. She recently moved to Singapore to pursue a new challenge. Her interests involve examining how damunhwa and gender discourse exist in Korean mainstream media, and ways to deconstruct and decentralize narratives that dominate as normative. Much of her time is spent exploring retro and indie Korean music, and talking about them here. Website: leemirae.com
Copyeditor – Leslie Yun
Learn more about us
"Creating a Digital Magazine for Korean Stories"
Inside Out with Jane Z. Podcast, Ep. 11 (Feb 2, 2021)
"choa magazine, Building Something with Intention"
The Puritan Magazine, Issue 52: Winter 2021
... I also think that as long as those of us in the diaspora exist as visible 'others' in and because of a white supremacist system, it can also feel impossible to talk about how we move through the world without having Korean identity preface everything.