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I like to think that the first nausea was a haunting visited upon me by my Sindhi Hindu ancestors, many of whom were seafaring merchants.
An Interview with Leah Silvieus about her collection Arabilis
"One thing I never expected to pick up from touring was my social justice activism—and I really dove into that world, of all places, at an anime convention." Here's an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Simon Tam's stereotype-flipping memoir on taking a fight all the way to the Supreme Court.
Even in the whirlwind you made sure to shelter us. You gave rise to a people that withstood.
I thought of all the other reasons, implications and annoyances that went with this strange business of changing my name.
One Muslim American's reaction to the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand

Arts & Culture

"Her mother had played Beethoven and Mozart, the only composers she knew, to her in the womb. She’d wanted Sandra to be a prodigy."  
Some of our favorite things from the Asian American community that we discovered this year!
“We have some good news and some bad news."
"He had left his country in haste and hope, and didn’t want to taste the regret..."
"It’s against the rules to talk about the things that hurt me."

News & Politics

The roots of Indian America's conservative politics — and how other Indian diasporas may point to possible alternatives.
Lynn, Massachusetts is home to the third-largest Cambodian American population in the country. 28-year old Cinda Danh could become their first Asian American city councilor.
"I often wonder what King Kalākaua would think of today ... How would he understand the observatories, set to study the heavens at the cost of the gods?" Contributor Madelyn McKeague walks us through the history that led to today's fight to protect the sacred site.
To understand her story, we have to go back to the beginning of Asian immigration exclusion.
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang presents an interesting case. Here's what you need to know.
Even in the whirlwind you made sure to shelter us. You gave rise to a people that withstood.
in Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power by An Xiao Mina

More Recent Posts

This tantalizing, lusciously written, and Oprah-approved memoir is out now. 
T Kira Madden - March 5, 2018
A Review of The Charm Buyers by Lillian Howan
Roy Kamada - March 4, 2018
A Review & Commendation for all of the Loves and People in Jason Magabo Perez’s This is for the mostless
Janice Sapigao - March 1, 2018
A new diet and dining habits that ruptured the Japanese American family and culture during WWII
Laurel Fujii - February 19, 2018
After years of silence, an ongoing oral history project preserves the stories of Cambodian American women who survived the 1970s genocide.
Rosalie Chan - February 15, 2018
From the recent Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington
Shin Yu Pai - February 9, 2018
For February, we present you an excerpt from Mira T. Lee's debut novel, EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL. The novel follows Lucia, a Chinese American woman who struggles with mental illness, and the people who love her, most notably, her fiercely protective older sister. Told from multiple points of view, the novel explores the heartbreak and helplessness that mental illness has upon individuals and those around them, and the struggle everyone seeks to be understood. This early section comes before the mental illness has set in and introduces us to Lucia, her sister Miranda and Yonah, the man Lucia loves.
Mira T. Lee - February 9, 2018
Asian American Athletes, and the Craze that Swept the World
Christian Ting - January 30, 2018

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