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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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Finding Home & Belonging in “While I Was Away”

Middle-grade memoir “While I Was Away” by Waka T. Brown explores the challenges and joys of reconnecting with one’s cultural heritage. In this sponsored...

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Activism

The Fight for Abortion Rights is at the Ballot Box

Today’s Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center unravels the right to abortion Americans have known...

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It’s Time Asian Americans Talk About Sex

Xixi Wang, the founder of @AsiansForSexPositivity Instagram account, is building a community where people feel safe to discuss...

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Arts & Culture

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...

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How Chinatown’s Yu and Me Books is Revolutionizing the Literary Canon

Learn how Yu and Me Books highlights BIPOC and immigrant stories as the first...

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9 Podcasts by Asian American Women to Listen to

Listen to these nine podcasts spearheaded by talented Asian American women to...

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In Conversation with Sharan Dhaliwal, Author of “Burning My Roti”

Sharan Dhaliwal, the author of “Burning My Roti,” gets personal and honest,...

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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

Christina Chong Takes Star Trek Into “Strange New Worlds”

Through her role as La'an Noonien-Singh on "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," Christina Chong learned to love Star Trek. She chats...

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Costume Concept Artist Darell Fuentes Reveals His Inspirations

Darell Fuentes, a Filipino costume concept artist, speaks with Mochi Mag about his creative calling, his body of work, and what...

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More Pride, Less Prejudice: “Fire Island” is a Fun, Queer, Summer Rom-Com

“Fire Island," streaming on Hulu starting June 3, is an unapologetic, modern-day rom-com inspired by Jane Austen’s “Pride...

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Benedict Wong and Xochitl Gomez Steal Scenes in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

"Dr. Strange: Multiverse of Madness" sequel delivers characters of color, Benedict Wong and America Chavez, that AAPI audiences...

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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

Finding Connection Through Chinese Kinship Terms

Chinese kinship terms emphasize the collectivist nature of our families, reminding us that we are part of something greater than ourselves. ...

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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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How I Found Empowerment Through Wearing Lingerie and Posing for Boudoir

In boudoir, I learned that having control over my body is having control over my story. Wearing lingerie and exploring boudoir have become a form of nurturing...

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Fleeting Senses of Culture as a Third Generation Filipina American

It’s Saturday morning on move-in day for my first year of college. All my things are crammed into the trunk, under the seats, and in front of my siblings’...

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