The author reflects on Canada’s multicultural myth, (some of) the efforts that have been made by activists and grassroots organizations to confront it in recent history and how she has had to reframe her thinking to confront the colonial framework she has been educated in.
Amy Fung is a writer, researcher and curator born in Kowloon, Hong Kong, and spent her formative years in and around Edmonton on Treaty 6 Territory. Her writing has been published and commissioned by national and international publications, galleries, museums, festivals, and journals since 2007. Her multifarious curatorial projects have spanned exhibitions, cinematic and live presentations, as well as discursive events across Canada and abroad. Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being is her first book.