About Silk Club

Silk Club is an organization for Austin-based self-identified Asian American women, non-binary, and genderqueer folks to collaborate on projects that celebrate our experience. It is a space committed to validating and empowering intersectional identities, building creative opportunities, and fostering connections between different Asian communities. Since its inception in January 2018, Silk Club has hosted and participated in a number of community events and programs in addition to creating and developing the QUIET! zine. 

QUIET! is a bi-annual zine that features photography, writing, art, design, and other creative works about Asian and Asian American experience. As Asian women, non-binary, and genderqueer folks, our stereotypically introverted demeanor has been used a means of belittlement and ridicule. In an attempt to both unlearn and embrace this given identity, our collaborators reflect on many aspects of Asian and Asian American life. Within a social justice and feminist framework, our goal for the QUIET! zine is to highlight and empower Asian creatives, create a space for marginalized voices, and provide a creative outlet for members of the community. 

Silk Directors

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Caitlin Currie
Co-Creative Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Scorpio Sun, Gemini Moon

Currently : Biology at UT Austin

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Aquarius Sun, Pisces Moon

Currently : Sustainability at UT Austin

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Catherine Liu
Co-Creative Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Scorpio Sun, Virgo Moon

Currently : Plan II Race, Indigeneity, and Migration, History + Human Rights and Social Justice at UT Austin

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Safa Michigan
Co-Editing Director

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Riya Mandalapu
Co-Editing Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Taurus Sun, Scorpio Moon

Currently : History and Religious Studies at UT Austin

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Fariah Mahmood
D&I Co-Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Cancer Sun, Capricorn Moon

Currently : Human Biology, English + Healthcare Communications at UT Austin

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Cancer Sun, Aries Moon

Currently : Health and Society + Business at UT Austin

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Alcheska Nonot
D&I Co-Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Sagittarius Sun, Scorpio Moon

Currently : Public Health + Spanish Minor at UT Austin

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Anushka Solanki
Events Co-Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Aquarius Sun, Pisces Moon

Currently : Psychology at UT Austin

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Katherine Lam
Events Co-Director

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Miles Nguyen
Assistant PR Director

Pronouns : They/Them

Sign : Virgo Sun, Pisces Moon

Currently : English at UT Austin

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Libra Sun, Gemini Moon

Currently : Accounting + Media Studies at UT Austin

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Emi Rinkliff
PR Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Libra Sun, Leo Moon

Currently : Management at UT Austin

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Anna Ranabijuli
Managing Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Cancer Sun, Aquarius Moon

Currently : Content Curator at Google via Vaco + Board Secretary at Interfaces

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Kristina Nguyen
Co-founder

Sunshine Leeuwon • Phung Hyunh • Julia Kang • Vyvy Lee • Anna Ly • Ren Daley • Doreen Shi • Yiru Ouyang • Diana • Katheryn Coleman • Tiffany Huang • Sydnie Lim • Ridhima Challa • Angela Mikaela Mendiola  • Chloe Low • Irene Sibi • Alyssa Lin • Ace Phan

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Katie Nguyen • Joanne Navales  • Isabel Tseng • Noor Iqbal • Angela Yuan  • Emily Jin  • Keana Saberi • Vannida S. Kol • Pradhitha Boppana  •Sofia Chang • Shivani Purohit • Angeline Ajit  •Indrani Basu  • Jessica Schneider • Sai Annem

Editing 
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Ruchi Shah  • Katie Nguyen • Diana • Ridhima Challa  • Shivani Purohit 

PR 

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D&I 
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Ruchi Shah • Katherine Lee  • Naba Sheik • Dani Wang  • Emily Jin • Dinithi Navarathna  • Leslie Dang • Jessica Dao  • Indrani Basu  • Sai Annem

Yvonne Hsi  • Olivia Schneider • Katherine Lee • Mackenzie Jung • Dani Wang • Katheryn Coleman  • Izzy Thai • Sydnie Lim • Leslie Dang

Events
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