Pender Street, Downtown Eastside

Street Violence. If the viewer is familiar with Vancouver's Chinatown, the image's location is obvious. It's the 100-block of East Pender Street home to Sai Woo and New Town Bakery (April 2017). The Sunday morning street is calm; however, it masks the violence that can be found in th neighbourhood of the Downtown Eastside. The scrawled words of brutality and misogyny jar one's sensibility--if you choose to look.

The words haunt me. With the constant refrain of 'fake news' from south of the border, is this real?

by Imogene Lim