Episode 10

Jean Kang on belonging and advocacy (and centaurs!)

Many thanks to our guest Jean Kang. Jean Kang is a storyboard artist for animation based in Los Angeles with over ten years of experience and has worked on projects such as Paramount+'s Star Trek: Lower Decks, WB's Harley Quinn, and Dreamworks's Spirit Riding Free. She was also an artist for IDW Comics' Womanthology Volume One (with Gail Simone), and Womanthology Volume Two (with Jody Houser). In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, gardening, cooking, researching history, and listening to a lot of BTS music. Learn more about Jean's work at https://www.jeandrawsstuff.com/

Recommended by Jean: Centaurworld (Netflix)and Star Trek: Lower Decks (Paramount +)

Content advisory: This episode contains discussions of sexual harassment at work.

The Labyrinth and the Thread focuses on mental health and creativity. If you need support, here are some resources to find mental health professionals:

Psychology Today Directory: National directory of therapists


Therapy for Black Girls: Find trusted, culturally competent therapists


Trans Lifeline: Peer support by and for trans people


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Amelia Aldred is a writer based in Chicago, Illinois. Amelia’s work has been published in Metaphorosis Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, South Side Weekly, Chicago Literati, Neutrons/Protons, Offbeat Home and the anthology Undeniably Indiana (Indiana University Press). When she's not writing, Amelia spends her time throwing nerdy costume parties, collecting skeleton keys, and taking long walks with her imaginary dog.