mien-thuy tran



born as a girl in a man’s world, I was a disappointment to my grandfather and father who longed for a boy to carry on their bloodline.

catharsis: a departure from labyrinth is an attempt to confront my existence within the family amid a climate of ostracism and to fathom the past traumatic experiences in hopes of throwing open the cleansing doors of perception.

in a broader sense, it becomes an accusatory statement against this suffocating patriarchal society, in which men despise and treat women as a mere object for sexual gratification and procreation.