Class of 2020

an Asian American, Vietnamese American, queer femme-ish woman in her late 30s with short black hair and light tan/olive skin looking towards the left of the photo and speaking into a handheld microphone, a small tattoo of a combined treble and bass clef behind her ear.

Mimi Khuc

Writer, scholar, and teacher; mental health advocate

“Mentoring is the act of taking seriously one’s responsibility for collective¬†care. Mentoring is to create access in the broadest and deepest sense possible, to help others see themselves as people deserving of access and care and the fullest of life chances, to see our wellbeing as deeply interconnected and to commit to that interconnectedness, that interdependence. Mentoring is to give hope.”

We are proud to induct Mimi Khuc into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Mimi Khuc is a writer, scholar, and teacher of things unwell and Scholar/Artist/Activist in Residence in Disability Studies at Georgetown University. She is the managing editor of The Asian American Literary Review and guest editor of *Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health.* She is very slowly working on several book projects, including a manifesto on contingency in Asian American studies and essays on mental health, the arts, and the university. But mostly she spends her time baking, as access and care for herself and loved ones.