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Let’s Cook Colorful Egg Fried Rice From “Morning Sun in Wuhan”

"Morning Sun in Wuhan" follows 13 year-old Mei, as she navigates the beginning of the pandemic and as her community bands together in the face of uncertainty. ...

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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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Decolonize Your Media This Holiday Season with These Podcasts, TV Shows, and Books

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, here's a list of creative contributions from or about the Indigenous community....

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Confessional Vulnerability in Action: How Positionality and Privileges Inform Our Biases

One of the winners of Mochi's Writing for Change essay contest describes how positionality and privileges inform our biases and...

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Arts & Culture

Subtle Asian Baking for the Holidays with Kat Lieu

Kat Lieu, founder of the Subtle Asian Baking Facebook group, grew an online...

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Decolonize Your Media This Holiday Season with These Podcasts, TV Shows, and Books

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, here's a list of creative...

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Let’s Cook Colorful Egg Fried Rice From “Morning Sun in Wuhan”

"Morning Sun in Wuhan" follows 13 year-old Mei, as she navigates the beginning...

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Excerpts from “Nonwhite and Woman: 131 Micro Essays on Being in the World”

"Nonwhite and Woman: 131 Micro Essays on Being in the World" features the...

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Black Allyship

Confessional Vulnerability in Action: How Positionality and Privileges Inform Our Biases

One of the winners of Mochi's Writing for Change essay contest describes how positionality and privileges inform our biases and how we can deconstruct and...

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Interview With the Founders of Black x API Solidarity Group

Read about how the three founders of the Black and Asian/Pacific Islander Solidarity Group are building authentic and caring connections between communities....

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Entertainment

NBC TV Writers Program: Illness is Not Metaphor for Writer Hernán Barangan

NBCU LAUNCH selected writers William Yu, Hernán Barangan, and Emman Sadorra from nearly 2,100 applicants. The writers shared a...

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Hong Chau’s Elsa Sticks To “The Menu,” a Dark Comedy about Consumption and Capitalism

In the film "The Menu," actor Hong Chau is a maitre d' dedicated to carrying out the dark intentions of the chef, played by Ralph...

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NBC TV Writers Program: Former Advertising Strategist Turned Screenwriter William Yu Centers the Asian Leading Man

NBCU LAUNCH selected writers William Yu, Hernán Barangan, and Emman Sadorra from nearly 2,100 applicants. The writers shared a...

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NBC TV Writers Program: Emman Sadorra Brings Vulnerability and Comedy to The Writers’ Room

NBCU LAUNCH selected writers William Yu, Hernán Barangan, and Emman Sadorra from nearly 2,100 applicants. The writers shared a...

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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

Orange Daughter Dreams: A Micro Essay from an Unknown Chinese Daughter

An adoptee writes for her unknown birth mother as she seeks her place in the world, with the history she does not know and the history she holds in her body. ...

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Merry and Melancholy: Building a Holiday Abundance That is My Own

The daughter of Korean immigrants grew up dreaming of the typical American Christmas, until she grew up and realized she could create her own version of...

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To Make Myself Acceptable: A Micro-Essay by a Transracial Adoptee

Joon Ae Haworth-Kaufka spotlights the perspective of a transracial adoptee in this micro-essay....

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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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