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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 as 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
Creative Co-Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Scorpio Sun, Gemini Moon

Currently : Biology at UT Austin

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Aquarius Sun, Pisces Moon

Currently : Psychology + Elements of Computing Certificate + Educational Psychology Minor at UT Austin

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Catherine Liu
Creative 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

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Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Aries Sun, Gemini Moon

Currently : Neuroscience + Health Communication Minor at UT Austin

Leslie Dang
Events Co-Director

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Niki Dashtban
PR Co-Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Capricorn Sun, Aries Moon

Currently : Psychology and History Minoat UT Austin

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Miles Nguyen
PR Co-Director

Pronouns : They/Them

Sign : Virgo Sun, Pisces Moon

Currently : English at UT Austin

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Riya Mandalapu
Editing Co-Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Taurus Sun, Scorpio Moon

Currently : History + Religious Studies at UT Austin

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Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Aries Sun, Gemini Moon

Currently : Race, Indigeneity, and Migration + Plan II + History Minor at UT Austin

Safa Michigan
Editing Co-Director

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Amanda Garcia
D&I Co-Director

Pronouns : She/They

Sign : Sagittarius Sun, Cancer Moon

Currently : Sociology + English + Creative Writing Certificate in Fiction at UT Austin

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Ruchi Shah
D&I Co-Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Capricorn Sun, Gemini Moon

Currently : CS + Math + Applied Statistical Modeling Certificate at UT Austin

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Vyvy Le
Managing Co-Director

Pronouns : She/Her

Sign : Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon

Currently : Finance + Fashion Merchandising at UT Austin

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Yiru Ouyang
Managing Co-Director

Pronouns : She/They

Sign : Libra Sun, Scorpio Moon

Currently : Neuroscience + Social and Behavioral Sciences minor + Forensics minor at UT Austin

Pronouns : She/They

Sign : Libra Sun, Scorpio Moon

Currently : Neuroscience + Social Behavioral Science minor + Forensics minor at UT Austin

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

Sunny • Ace Phan  Angela Mikaela Mendiola  Anna Ly • Bethany Chow • Cady Ding • Irene Sibi • Loan Ha • Michelle Zhou • Min Mendoza • Phoebe • Phung Huynh • Risha Vankalapati • Sabrina Phung • Taehee (Hannah) Lee • Tiffany Huang • Zunaira 

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Alexandra Lindenberg • Alija Koirala • Angela Lim • Angeline Ajit • Bethany Chow • Dinithi Navarathna • Hiba Soban • Keana Saberi • Khadeeja Shah • Layla Pholsiri • Michelle Zhou • Minza Mirza • Niki Dashtban • Pradhitha Boppana • Vannida S. Kol • Zoya Hussain 

Editing 
TEAM

Jasmine Samuel • Jo Hammerstein • Maddy Thattanakham • Min Mendoza • Sachi Shah • Yuan Jia Wang

PR 

TEAM

D&I 
TEAM

Purva Kantawala • Angela Lim • Khadeeja Shah • Yuan Jia Wang • Zoya Hussain 

Katherine Lee • Divya Nagireddy  • Mackenzie Jung • Jasmine Samuel

Events
TEAM

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