Sugi is a queer Filipina woman living in Olympia.
She is against the hegemony that acedemic institutions have on knowledge, specifically the role that capital and obedience to oppressive structures plays in upholding/withholding that institution and its rewards. Sugi has been working most of her life on collecting stories of the lived experience of those most oppressed while attempting to make impossible the powers that hold us down. She knows first-hand and viscerally how hard it is to carve out time/energy to create while fighting every step for her and her friends’ survival. She refuses to dress herself in accolades here because you can do anything, you don’t need a fancy degree or an income or to have been published before; you are the fire that keeps us warm.