Tropic Zine is a forum for critical engagement with contemporary culture that seeks connections between Hawaiʻi and the tropical diaspora worldwide. Imagine the publication as a dynamic web of relations, simultaneously drawn together and repelled by experiences of place. Tropic Zine produces one print publication a year, which follows no set format or timeline, and publishes digital-exclusive features on e-Tropic.
Issue 2 seeks to decolonize, deconstruct, and reimagine the Filipinx diaspora by posing a series of questions about what it means to identify as, and to be, a contemporary citizen in an age of movement and dispersion. Rather than speaking to national identity, these new editorial projects and collaborations present complex, entangled, multi-generational stories of place.
Contributors include Catalina Africa Espinosa, Calla Camero, Azuré Keahi, Leah Danze, gentofish, Jasmine Wenzel, Taissa Fromme, Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt, Jourdan Simmonds, Myka Arnado, Kristoffer Ardeña, Chris Fussner, Vincent Bercasio, Reise Kochi, Risa Hoshino, Lise-Michelle, Nakeʻu Awai, Jarrod Caranto, Sonny Ganaden, Philip Rasca, Michael Valiquette, Yiyi Mendoza. Additional design support provided by Cristin Lim, Kristian Henson, and Myka Arnado.