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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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Emerging Stronger: How to Heal from a Breakup

Recovering from a long-term relationship can be a heartbreaking experience that raises doubt, insecurity, pain, and anger, in addition to dealing with the...

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6 Ways to Know Your Date Has An Asian Fetish (And How to Respond!)

As Asian American women, we often have to navigate a complicated and highly racialized dating scene. From the blatantly obvious to the small indications of an...

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Sexual Racism: The Struggles AAPI Men Face and What We Can Do About It

If you think that racist comments disappear once a person achieves a certain level of fame, think again. Many AAPI celebrities find that they are still...

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Auntie Mochi’s Sad But True Guide to Friendship in Your 30s and 40s

Excuse me while I show my age, but whenever I think of friendship, I cannot help but think of Zack Attack from the show “Saved by the Bell” and their song...

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Dear Mochi: My Father-in-Law is Patriarchal

Dear Mochi, I’m writing from Texas, hoping you can help with a little family issue (or maybe it’s a big family issue, since everything’s bigger in...

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Coming Out in Asian America

This month we are featuring coming-out stories from the LGBTQIAA+ AAPI community. We chose a variety of stories because “coming out” can mean a lot of...

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Dear Mochi (Father’s Day Edition)

Dear Mochi: “Knowing Father’s Day might be emotional for her, I’m trying to figure out the best approach.” You won’t be hurting her by bringing it...

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Dear Mochi (Mother’s Day Edition)

Dear Mochi: “I want to do well in my first year as a daughter-in-law.” The burden of pleasing your husband’s mother should not fall on your shoulders...

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Is There Such a Thing as Asian Privilege? Unpacking the Complexities of the Term

My work involves organizing dinners among strangers with different political perspectives in an effort to build understanding. Over a hot lasagna and...

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