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Women's March Los Angeles

Snapshots From The Women’s March: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City

January 22 • by Elaine Low


Join Mochi Magazine in AT&T’s It Can Wait 21 Day Challenge

January 4 • by Mochi Magazine

As Asian American women, we experience our fair share of stereotypes, like how we’re all bad drivers. Combined with the widespread use of technology when driving, including smartphones, our reputations on the road haven’t exactly been given opportunity to improve. However, distracted driving affects all races and genders. The problem is that smartphones have become…


How Get Used To It Tackles Filipino American Culture and Dating

January 1 • by Sora Hwang

If you’ve been juggling questions about race, identity, and interracial dating, look no further. Josephine Leily and Melanie Anne Padernal’s web series Get Used To It may have your answers. Well, maybe not all of them. “Girl, if we had the answers to those questions, there would be world peace by now,” Padernal jokes while…


Positive Vibes from Kore’s “Unforgettable” Gala

December 18 • by Kathy Pham

Dressed to the nines, our beloved Hollywood stars floated down to the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, December 10 for Kore Asian Media’s “Unforgettable” Gala. In its 15th year, the celebration highlighted the work of Asian American Pacific Islander actors, musicians, directors, and other key players in entertainment. Jeannie Mai hosted the night with light-hearted jokes…

College & Career

34th Anniversary NYAWC Phoenix Awards Benefit Gala Celebrates New York Asian Women Center’s Evolution and Sheryl WuDunn

December 7 • by Alice Tang

The New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC) Phoenix Awards Benefit Gala, held Thursday, November 3, 2016, celebrated not only the organization’s own growth, but also famed author Sheryl Wudunn’s contributions to women worldwide. NYAWC is the largest Asian American focused organization that combats domestic violence in the country. For over 34 years, NYAWC has been…

Food & Health

Plate by Plate Brings Attention to LGBTQ Issues

November 21 • by Alice Tang

Project by Project’s 18th annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate, was held in October. Tickets were $250, and proceeds of this event benefited National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). I was invited by Plate by Plate to attend the event, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. There was a variety of…


Asian American Entertainers Talk About Industry Change at the CAPE Gala

October 30 • by Kathy Pham

“Twenty five years ago, I used to joke that there were more space aliens than Asians [on the screen],” says Wenda Fong, one of three co-founders of the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE). But on Saturday October 22nd, Fong celebrated CAPE’s 25th anniversary gala with a full house of actors, producers and digital…

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HBO’s First-Ever APA Film Competition Aims To Highlight Diverse Voices

September 5 • by Rachel Yang

In recent years, many have been calling for more diversity in the entertainment world, and with the launch of this competition, HBO is helping to make that goal a reality. The company just announced its first-ever Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition to encourage APA directors and creators to share stories about their perspectives…


Web Series ‘Caring’ Highlights Working Women Who Reflect Reality

August 17 • by Rachel Yang

It’s rare for shows these days to feature working moms and women of color, and the web series Caring manages to do both. The show, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival this June, tells the story of two mothers, their nannies and how they all navigate taking care of themselves while watching out…


The Great Wall Controversy: What Does It Mean When Matt Damon Plays A Chinese Guy?

August 16 • by Rachel Yang

A few weeks ago, I saw an advertisement for an upcoming movie called “The Great Wall.” Seeing the name immediately brought me excitement. A movie about Chinese history for a Western audience? Cool! About 20 seconds into the trailer, this excitement turned to, What the actual hell is happening?? Last time I checked, Matt Damon…