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the author at her birth father's grave
An adoptee goes in search of her birth father and finds a new and unexpected source of family.
As tensions with North Korea continue to rise, Korean American voices are often left out of the conversation. Hyphen presents twelve responses to the ongoing crisis.
Sab Shimono headshot
On Camp, Asian American Visibility and Gay Bars (with Steve Alden Nelson)
A transmedia documentary project adds dimension to the story of Japanese American internment.
Peter Yew Police Brutality Protests (In front of New York City Supreme Court)
Mobilizing Early Asian America

Arts & Culture

Poet Tiana Nobile on Adoption and Uncovering Submerged Narratives through Erasure
"With all this talk of bars and bullets, you may have forgotten my ethnicity."
"I couldn’t understand what she said, the words flowing out of her so quickly."
"I remember leaving the baccarat table for the last time, feeling thirsty."
"Now, with the ferry raised, parents will find their children’s bodies sealed inside the cabins, while the messages those parents saved remain ghosts."
the author at her birth father's grave
An adoptee goes in search of her birth father and finds a new and unexpected source of family.
Curated as part of the Adoptee Poetry Folio by Guest Editor Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

News & Politics

For the 120,000 Asian Americans eligible for the program, model minority pressures run high.
As tensions with North Korea continue to rise, Korean American voices are often left out of the conversation. Hyphen presents twelve responses to the ongoing crisis.
19 organizations unite to combat hate incidents — but they vary on their stance on what role police should play
How the BBC #Notthenanny interview can help us confront and address implicit bias
Jeff Sessions with granddaughter, CSPAN screencap
Family and friends are no substitute for words, deeds, and policy
Peter Yew Police Brutality Protests (In front of New York City Supreme Court)
Mobilizing Early Asian America
Asian Americans see redemption in the redefined, outspoken ‘model minorities’

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