lillian kalish is a reporter and essayist whose work has taken them from the streets of downtown yangon to the deserts of southern california. lillian writes about the arts, queer communities, race, tech, policing, and the future. on occasion, poems.
lillian has written for: LAist, Frontier Myanmar, The Myanmar Times, Hyperallergic, ARTnews, Autostraddle, Bitch Magazine, Artillery and others. their poetry appears in The Offing, Nepantla, and The Wildness. their academic writing can be found in the UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review.
during the pandemic, they created a newsletter, samo notes, a mix of essay, poetry, and history about their hometown. sign up here