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After months of campaigning by immigrant and LGBTQ rights groups, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco was freed from her detention by ICE. Her story, written by Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center, is a story of a young woman who escaped the broken immigration system, and how she was criminalized and psychologically tortured simply for being young and transgender.  

Kris Hayashi | April 29, 2015 - 11:41am


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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm

As race and racism-conscious parents, is there a right way to freak out about how our children grapple with issues of racial identity?

Theresa Celebran Jones | May 27, 2014 - 11:20am

A collaborative of Southeast Asian American organizations are fighting for justice in their communities, amidst racial profiling, violence, and other challenges faced by boys and young men of color.

Hyphen | May 22, 2014 - 11:46am

Author Matthew Salesses talked with Nicole Soojung Callahan about his new book, Different Racisms.

Nicole Soojung Callahan | May 20, 2014 - 8:26am

Akiko Aspillaga shares a spoken word piece about her family's experience being undocumented and uninsured.

Akiko Aspillaga | May 14, 2014 - 9:55am

Deborah Jiang-Stein, author of the memoir Prison Baby, explores the idea of being content despite the unknown.

Deborah Jiang-Stein | May 12, 2014 - 9:07am

Five years ago, my mother, who is now 81, was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and her short-term memories are almost non-existent.

Andrew Lam | May 11, 2014 - 1:16pm

For the month of May, we bring you the first chapter of Chang-rae Lee's newest novel, On Such a Full Sea.

Chang-rae Lee | May 8, 2014 - 8:24am

Sharon Chang describes the hardest race conversation she and her four-year-old son have had.

Sharon H. Chang | May 6, 2014 - 10:45am

Books contributor Jee Yoon Lee interviews Marjorie Liu, author of the fantasy fiction series The Hunter Kiss.

Jee Yoon Lee | May 1, 2014 - 11:34pm

Creating Home, a pilot program of COMPAS and Land of Gazillion Adoptees (LGA), will connect adoptees and world-class artists for much-needed self-expression and support.

Kevin Haebeom Vollmers | April 29, 2014 - 8:54am
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