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Anna Gracia Shares Why Boys Are Trash in “Boys I Know”

Anna Gracia's debut young adult novel "Boys I Know" paints a realistic picture of the pressures of being Asian American, touching on parent-child dynamics,...

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Two Sisters Find that “This Place is Still Beautiful” Because It is Home

XiXi Tian tells an honest story of two biracial sisters who struggle with painful truths and find that “This Place is Still Beautiful” in the aftermath of...

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Alexene Farol Follmuth’s “My Mechanical Romance” Makes STEM a Little Bit Steamy

Alexene Farol Follmuth's debut YA novel "My Mechanical Romance" is a must-read high school love story that also gives a glimpse of the challenges and...

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Laura Gao Shows Us The Wuhan She Knows and More in “Messy Roots”

Laura Gao shows the Wuhan she knows, what it’s like growing up as a queer immigrant in Texas, and the diversity of Asian Americans in her graphic memoir...

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Activism

How Can Asians Find Safety in NYC?

Community and grassroots organizations are stepping up to bring safety and solidarity to Asian Americans in New York City....

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Manufou Liaiga-Anoa’i Leads with Intention and Humility

If celebrated Samoan activist Manufou Liaiga-Anoa’i wins in November, she will be the first Pacific Islander in California to...

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Arts & Culture

Eight New Children’s Books by Asian American Authors

Here are eight recent children's book releases that Mochi Mag has been reading,...

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Elaine Hsieh Chou talks about Satire, Self-Reflection, and  “Disorientation”

Elaine Hsieh Chou's debut novel, "Disorientation," uses satire and humor to...

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5 Books by Asian and Asian American Authors for Summer 2022

Mochi celebrates the summer with five new books written by Asian women,...

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Anna Gracia Shares Why Boys Are Trash in “Boys I Know”

Anna Gracia's debut young adult novel "Boys I Know" paints a realistic picture...

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Black Allyship

Injustice by Design, Solidarity by Choice

The 1992 Los Angeles Uprisings, or Saigu, traumatized many in the Black, Korean, and other communities. Thirty years later, what have we learned?...

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Actor John Cho on his middle grade debut “Troublemaker,” the LA Riots, and Social Justice

When the George Floyd protests happened last year, actor John Cho immediately thought about how his children would understand and perceive the events unfolding...

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Entertainment

Jacob Batalon’s “Reginald The Vampire” is Fat, Funny, and Full of Heart

In SyFy's new series "Reginald the Vampire," Filipino American Jacob Batalon brings his self-deprecating humor and Pinoy charm,...

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Tim Jo Brings Joy to Kerry Washington’s Executive Produced Hulu Series “Reasonable Doubt”

Korean American actor Tim Jo speaks with Mochi about his role in the Hulu original series "Reasonable Doubt."...

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Director Kevin Tancharoen Talks Heroics, Trauma, and Cultural Differences in Netflix’s “Thai Cave Rescue”

A profile of Thai American director Kevin Tancharoen and his latest work, Netflix’s “Thai Cave Rescue,” which portrays the...

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Going Back to Her Roots: In Conversation with Singer-Songwriter Wolftyla

Born Tyla Parham, singer-songwriter Wolftyla talks to Mochi about her journey and influences as a musician, her Korean and Black...

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Relationships

Happily Ever After: A Portrait of My Parent’s Marriage

Sometimes, the romanticized view we had growing up of our parents' marriage was not really as healthy as we thought. ...

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It’s Okay to Break Up with Your Relatives

Families are messy. We fight. We cry. We laugh. For some folks, family means their biological relatives. But for many, family also consists of close friends,...

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Our Voices

To Be Asian is to Be Angry

Rage has always been a part of Asian American identity, contradicting the model minority stereotype. But even with our history of pain and rage, we can pursue...

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To Human Being

An orchid, given as a gesture of sympathy, becomes a symbol of survival and resistance as this writer grieves victims of racism and COVID, including her own...

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Navigating My Immigrant Guilt

For second-generation immigrants trying to navigate immigrant guilt, growing up is a constant balancing act between honoring our parents and honoring our own...

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Fire and Water

I am from fire and water Generations of dreams live in me Interwoven histories of My people My story I hold the in-between, the...

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