Summer 2021

Your people. Whether that’s all of your brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, amas and angkongs, lolas and lolos, halmeonis and harabeojis. Or the family you chose to surround yourself with. From navigating challenging relationships to finding an increased sense of community, we’re scratching the surface of what it means to be an Asian American family.


Growing into my Transracial Adoptee Identity

Lost in a sea of wavy blonde locks and blue irises, my straight black hair and...


And Baby Makes Three: Queer Couples Becoming Parents

The road to parenthood for queer couples is not as well-paved or simple as it...


Parents Are Human: A Game to Break Down Barriers

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


It’s Okay to Break Up with Your Relatives

Families are messy. We fight. We cry. We laugh. For some folks, family means...


I want to welcome you to our family. Mochi is run by a mighty handful of Asian American women who volunteer their time, energy and writing in order to bring you thoughtful articles, deep and personal narratives and enlightening interviews with artists, activists and changemakers. At its core, Mochi is a family.”


Giannina Ong, Editor in Chief

Gathering Around the Table with Asian Comfort Foods

With COVID-19 slowly becoming a haunting memory thanks to the rapid distribution of vaccines, the return of communal dining is on...


Sustainable Farming with Farmer Mai

Mai Nguyen grew up in San Diego to refugee parents from Vietnam and studied geography at University of California, Berkeley...


These Anti-Asian Racism Organizations Are Proof That Care— NOT COPS — Protects The Community

As the Asian community grapples with the meaning of safety in the wake of surging hate crimes, these AAPI-led organizations are...


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