Category: Story

My Dream Is…

Every week since April 2018, B人BEL delivers a program in a migrant school in Shanghai, which focuses on arts for empowerment. In one of our classes, students represented themselves in the present through visuals and shared their dreams through voice recording, which resulted in the video you can see below, as part of our MoreThanMigrants…

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Subtle Happiness

By 王竹青 Liu Qingyun was sitting on a wooden stool next to the sidewalk and looked at the row of bicycles in front of her. She was dressed in a work uniform with the words “Traffic Warden” written on it. I assumed that she was coordinating the parking of bicycles there, so I stepped up…

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A Long Way From Home

By 王竹青 When I met Yan Xiang, he was pushing a janitorial cart on the second floor of the M mall. When I asked to interview him, he smiled and started to work faster. I told him quickly that I could wait until he finished his work. After finishing his work, he led us through…

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Left-Behind

A series by photographer Hibshy Samsadin “After being unsettled by the prospects of a financial career in the United Kingdom, I packed my bags, camera, and Hawaiian shirts and flew to China. Over the following year, I’ve had the honour to collaborate alongside an array of NGOs, Journalists, and communities to help children with congenital…

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The Choices of Yang Lirong

My name is Yang Lirong, but you can also call me Xizhen. I am from Kunming, Yunnan province. I’m a full-time member of the Disabled Committee in my community. In my spare time, I study psychology, fortune telling, and I do handcrafts with flowers, like preserving fresh flowers and embossing flowers. I have a disability…

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A Minority within a Minority

Interview with Xiaolong   INTERSECTIONALITY : the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups     Hello!  I’m Xiaolong, from Shanxi province. I’m Deaf. I can speak and I know sign language. I often participate…

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My name is Li Jing

Buy42 Charity Store is a network of shops selling donated items and using the profits to support individuals with disabilities. I visited the shop, in which the employees are people with disabilities and people who were struggling to be reintegrated in the society – Xiao Lan, an employer who was part of the latter, asserts,…

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INCLUSION

My name is Zhang Jian. I have had five or six jobs before, and now I work at a travel agency. It is a social enterprise that uses commercial means to solve social issues. It is not entirely about maximizing profits, but also does not rule out profits. I feel that my current life is like…

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