Arela Jiang 姜美淳 (he/him) is a wanna-be writer who can't quit his day job as a law student. He was the Staff Writer at Craccum, the University of Auckland student magazine, in 2022, and an editor for the Auckland University Law Review in 2021, as well as contributing to the queer zine 'The Agenda'. Readers have praised Arela as an "over-privileged Asian student activist", saying that they "love" the colloquialism of his writing. His biggest achievement to date is helping his grandmother pass border security with a bag full of banned Chinese medicines when he was 8 years old.
Ding, dong, it’s a father–daughter reunion on Christmas Eve stuck on repeat. Arela Jiang unpacks the unconventional Queer Asian family drama of Nathan Joe’s Losing Face.
Arela Jiang 姜美淳 connects with Louise Jiang, the very human creator of one-person show Actor//Android, exploring what it means to implode from burnout.
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