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From bestselling authors to up and coming artists, here are the creative leaders in the Asian American community.

JS Lee and “Everyone Was Falling” Before the 2016 Election

JS Lee and “Everyone Was Falling” Before the 2016 Election

JS Lee’s novel “Everyone Was Falling” takes place in 2016, when racism, trauma and violence increased on the verge of Trump’s election. Reading the novel— which was released in September 2020 — after another election has passed feels foreboding yet affirming. ...

Teach Your Kids Chinese with Habbi Habbi

Teach Your Kids Chinese with Habbi Habbi

Mandarin was my first language, and for the first 18 years of my life, I heard and spoke it enough at home and church to consider myself fairly proficient. But after high school, my opportunities to use the language dwindled quickly. By the time I became a parent, I...

The Magical Connection of Words

The Magical Connection of Words

In 2016, Seattle-based poet, author and translator E.J. Koh was ready to quit writing. For years, writing consumed her life and became inseparable from her identity and her perception of success. She knew that to separate her value from what she produced, she had to...

Peeling Back the Layers of Asian American College Dance Teams

Peeling Back the Layers of Asian American College Dance Teams

On campuses like University of California, Berkeley, it is not uncommon to walk by a herd of students moving their limbs in unison to hip-hop music. You might see them dancing in front of lecture hall buildings, in parking garages, and in brightly lit hallways in...

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