Asian Americans

Immigration as Inspiration: Who Gets to Be an All-American Girl?

It’s very hard for people who are not immigrants to really understand what it’s like to move to a place where you don’t speak the language and how hard it is to find a home.

Mixtape to My Heart: Music as a Function of Vietnamese Memory

Music needs minds and media to carry it, but it doesn’t need bags. Music can’t sink boats. Read more »

Andrew Yang, It’s Not on Asian Americans to Prove Their “Americanness”

While Asian Americans are being targeted, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang decided to perpetuate the model minority myth. Read more »

8 Books to Read in Honor of Filipino American Heritage Month

From fantasy to nonfiction, a graphic novel and queer romance, here are eight recently published and upcoming books by Filipino authors. Read more »

Transmitting Culture: A New Slate of Films Serve as Love Letters to Korean American Mothers

Always Be My Maybe, Searching, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before depict Asian American mothers as worthy of the same care, sympathy, and compassion that they bestow on their children, family, and friends. Read more »

BitchTapes: Asian and Asian American Rock Stars

This week’s BitchTapes features feminist music by artists of Asian or Asian American heritage.  Read more »

A New Day: Can Hollywood and Publishing Maintain the Momentum of #AsianAugust?

Helen Hoang, Lillian Li, and R.O. Kwon offer insight into why Hollywood and the publishing industry are finally beginning to wake up. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In June

We’re six months into 2018, and the great books just keep coming. Read more »

The Ascension of Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao is one of the few Asian women directors getting her just due. Read more »

Mantis Deserves Better: “Guardians of the Galaxy” Continues Abuse of Asian Women In Sci-fi

There’s a long history of Asian women being mistreated in science-fiction and adventure films. Read more »

The Fists of White Men: Orientalism and Yellow Peril in “The Defenders”

We need dynamic Asian characters who exist outside Western/Other binaries. Read more »

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