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Ending the Silence on Anti-Asian Racism in Europe

Anti-Asian racism exists everywhere, including in Europe. But Europeans fail to take it seriously, and we must start speaking up. ...

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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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To Human Being

An orchid, given as a gesture of sympathy, becomes a symbol of survival and resistance as this writer grieves victims of racism and COVID, including her own...

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Navigating My Immigrant Guilt

For second-generation immigrants trying to navigate immigrant guilt, growing up is a constant balancing act between honoring our parents and honoring our own...

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Fire and Water

I am from fire and water Generations of dreams live in me Interwoven histories of My people My story I hold the in-between, the...

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I Grew Numb to Asian Hate. Never Again.

When faced with countless graphic depictions of Asian hate, I became numb. It was in that manner that I fell deep into the grips of compassion fatigue....

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Embracing My Cambodian Refugee Heritage When History Wants to Forget

A Cambodian refugee’s daughter fights to remember her family history despite stigma and government dismissal....

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