Darice D. Chang

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Darice is a writer, artist, and educator-activist based in Taiwan. She speaks three languages and is usually getting paid to use one of them. In her spare time she enjoys the local music scene and promoting healthy ethical living.

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2019/10/21 | Darice D. Chang

Reshaping Queer Culture: Meet Taiwan’s First Drag Kings

As Taiwan’s drag queen scene flourishes, propelled by the global success of Drag Race, the king scene is growing as well, providing much needed space and platform for lesbians and AFAB-people.

2019/09/29 | Darice D. Chang

End Species Exploitation: Taipei Joins the Third Annual Animal Rights March

Vegan activists in Taipei participate in the third annual Animal Rights March, raising awareness of animal cruelty in Taiwan.

2018/05/24 | Darice D. Chang

'Metal Politics Taiwan': Dual Lenses, Dueling Perspectives

The new film 'Metal Politics Taiwan' follows rocker-turned-politician Freddy Lim's first year in office. It was first shown at this year's Urban Nomad Film Festival.

2018/03/09 | Darice D. Chang

Marchers Brave Icy Taipei Rain to Celebrate Women and Diversity

A solid crowd featuring prominent civil activists, politicians, and community leaders turned out for the second Women’s March Taiwan despite nasty weekday weather. 

2017/12/09 | Darice D. Chang

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Tshiong' – Unabashedly Taiwanese Hyper Metal Madness

The long-awaited Chthonic movie will be released December at Kaohsiung Film Festival, but considering the band’s political stance and esoteric music, will it be too much for a Taiwanese – much less an international – audience?

2017/12/07 | Darice D. Chang

INTERVIEW: Heavy Punk Bank ChicKNUP – When Hunter Becomes Hunted

A striking music video featuring a lesbian couple by self-described ‘heavy punk’ band ChiKNUP puts viewers in a minority’s shoes.

2017/11/11 | Darice D. Chang

Women in Power: Reflections on Gender Politics From Taipei to Lhasa

Three prominent women speak on the problems faced by women in Tibet's government-in-exile and address the history and progress of gender equality in Taiwan.