Can We All Be Feminists? Asian Women Speak

Can We All Be Feminists? Asian Women Speak

16 September 2018

Visual artist and designer Soofiya Andry and Wei Ming Kam, co-founder of BAME in publishing were at Asia House on 15 September to round off the Saturday programme of the Literature Festival’s ‘A Day of Celebrating Women’. Journalist Sarah Shaffi spoke to the two speakers about their essays in the new anthology Can We All Be Feminists and their Asian heritage as well as examining how feminism can be more inclusive and intersectional.

About the speakers

Soofiya Andry is a visual artist and designer. Soofiya’s art practice and writings aim to articulate a commentary on gender non-conformity, bodies and race as part of the South Asian diaspora. You can see more of their work here:

Wei Ming Kam has written for the bestselling essay collection The Good Immigrant, the graphic novel anthology We Shall Fight Until We WinMedia Diversified, and Gal Dem. She works in publishing and is the co‑founder of BAME In Publishing, a network for people of colour who work in publishing in the UK, and Pride in Publishing, a network for queer people who work in publishing in the UK.

Sarah Shaffi is a freelance literary journalist and editor. She writes about books for Stylist Magazine online, is books editor at Phoenix, and is editor-at-large at independent publisher Little Tiger Group. She regularly chairs author events, and is co-founder of BAME in Publishing, a networking group for people of colour in publishing. She can be found tweeting @sarahshaffiand online at

This event was held as part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2018.