I come at the subject of truth as a poet, and at the subject of reconciliation as a native of Myanmar, a country that has known decades of conflict. How do societies repair themselves? I'm inclined to question the rhetoric and second-guess the motives. Walking through this unit with me will be more about questions than answers. As much about how one human being recovers as a whole society.
I am a poet, writer and political critic. My background is in literature, political science, and civic engagement, with degrees from University of Yangon, University of Massachusetts, and Kyushu University. I'm a social media ambassador for ASEAN Youth, and organizer of writers' cooperative in Yangon.
Humans are capable of enormous destruction, but also impossible love. Perhaps our most ridiculous weakness is the tendency to believe we'll fix ourselves.