Britina Cheng is a Brooklyn baby and a fact checker at New York Magazine. She likes to read film criticism, graphic novels and literary fiction. She gets most of her reading done on the train, where she also sneaks in naps when she can. She is interested in different storytelling capacities and figuring out what works best for her. In her repertoire, she has created a couple of short film and showcased her photographs in a solo gallery exhibit. re:bound is her first venture into graphic literature.
Here is my debut graphic memoir, re:bound. This story was formless for a number of years until I discovered the art of graphic literature. And with this, I have been able to share my truth, fictionalized only by the retelling and redrawing of it. Where I could not find understanding from those immediately around me, I searched for empathy in art and literature, but there, too, it was bastardized by a white chorus. There is no shortage of Asian American voices and other voices of color who have gifted me with their visions and a confidence to share re:bound with all of you. I realized that if I wanted this story to be told, I would have to tell it myself. And if I didn’t have existing literature off of which to base my own experience, I would have to make sense of it through my own words and illustrations. This book is that undertaking.
You can buy your own copy of re:bound at : britinacheng.com/rebound/