As Told To
Pro-democracy advocate Lo Kin-hei spoke to VICE the day his fellow democratic party lawmakers were arrested in Hong Kong. This is his account of that fateful day in Yuen Long a year ago.
"It was depressing to be seen in a viral video like that and to uncover a side of me I never knew existed."
"I can never know exactly what they’re going through but what I can do is listen, and when I can, lend my voice for those who cannot raise their own."
Raised by a struggling single mother, I remember thinking: this is not how a princess should live.
"It’s heartbreaking that not a single one of us saw our dad during his last days."
Just as the coronavirus is frightening everyone and forcing us to hide in our homes, I am beginning to enjoy freedom for the first time since I can remember.
“It was then that I truly understood what it meant to feel hopeless.”
Testing positive for HIV gave me a new appreciation for love and life.
“I started to make a lot of money and people started recognising me, but because I was not being myself, the more money that came in, the lower my self-esteem got.”
"My mission is to show them the beauty of the chicken," says Yoshiteru Ikegawa of New York City's Torien.
“A guy once asked me if I wanted to fuck, and when I turned him down, his reaction was, “Oh I assumed you must not be getting enough action, so I offered.””
“I have research slaves. I have slaves who post for me on Reddit. A scheduling slave. I have a sub-girl who does my styling and makeup.”