Taking the example of a particular Vietnamese woman’s life, this article explores the links between motorbike use and the work and living conditions of young migrant women in Ho Chi Minh City. Highlighting the social and economic consequences of migration-assisted economic development in Southeast Asia, it details the political economy of marginalisation that situates the migrant saleswoman, and shows how she struggles within it to free herself from imposed social categories, both old and new.
Author Archives: Anh Thư
Anh Thư is an illustrator / graphic designer based in Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam. She takes inspiration from every aspect of things she loves like a song she can’t stop listening to, a silly comic she can’t stop thinking about or a sentence from a novel that sticks in her head. Thư also loves to combine illustration with graphic elements to make her works more compelling. You can find her works at https://www.instagram.com/immortal_wurst/ or https://www.behance.net/immortalwurst and contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.