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Fall 2021: “What’s Scariest is What is Right in Front of You”

True story: In 2001, I saw my first ghost. Although I was only five years old, I should have been prepared for it. In my Filipino Chinese household, stories of...

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All The Yums: Sakuraco is a Snack-Venture Straight From Japan

Unless you’re pop superstar Olivia Rodrigo, you have no business posing for selfies in the snack aisle of a Japanese supermarket. Seriously! Supermarkets can...

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“The Chair” Places Our Proximity to Whiteness in Full View

Back in February, Netflix announced that their new series “The Chair” would star Korean Queen Sandra Oh. Oh also shares an executive producer...

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“Spin” Centers Indian American Culture in New Ways

Debuting Aug. 13, Disney’s latest original movie “Spin” features a 15-year-old girl named Rhea Kumar. It’s a big deal for Disney Channel, as Rhea,...

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“Speak, Okinawa”: A Memoir of Self and an Island’s Collective History

An East-meets-West romance: Asian woman falls for American military man. It’s a story we know well as “Miss Saigon,” “Memoirs of Geisha,” “Madame...

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Parents Are Human: A Game to Break Down Barriers

Joseph Lam created a card game to start conversations and build relationships with our parents....

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Summer 2021: “Families Grow, Shift and Change.”

Two years ago, I lost both my maternal grandmother — a woman who had bested two rounds of cancer two decades ago yet unexpectedly departed one November day...

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Laya DeLeon Hayes of “The Equalizer”: On Representation and Racial Identity

“We are seeing so many Black women, or biracial women like Kamala Harris, who are really leading a movement, and representing for all women of color out...

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Taking Hollywood by Storm — Diverso Uplifts Writers of Color

Even though it’s 2021, consistently diverse on-screen representation in the entertainment industry is a hard ask. In the last five years, there have been...

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What is “Decolonization”? A 101 from AAJIL

Ever wondered what “decolonizing” means? In social justice work and even daily life, decolonizing has definitely become a buzzwork, e.g. “decolonizing...

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