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No meek Asians here. Whether in grassroots organizations, nonprofit groups, or government positions, Asian American women are making our voices heard.

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Dear Indo-Caribbean People, Let’s Not Be Like Our Macoing Aunties

Dear Indo-Caribbean People, Let’s Not Be Like Our Macoing Aunties

I never understood why Kali Ma was shoved in the back of my father’s altar, behind the fair goddesses. Wasn’t she the Hindu Goddess who protected her children? Why did her tongue hanging out of her mouth and her pitch-black skin attract the words “possession,” “evil,”...

Revisiting Asian American Privilege

Revisiting Asian American Privilege

In this time of racial reckoning, many organizations in Asian American communities have paused to make solidarity statements, organize and facilitate workshops that build awareness, and re-examine the words they’ve used. We at Mochi have also been thinking about how...

Woks for Washington

Woks for Washington

Along with mass panic and toilet paper buyouts, COVID-19 brought waves of anti-Asian prejudice: first through the uncontextualized image of an Asian woman eating a bat, widely shared on the internet, and then through the violent confrontations Asian Americans...

Finding Common Ground — One Dinner Party at a Time

Finding Common Ground — One Dinner Party at a Time

In 2016, the back-to-back police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile triggered sorrow and outrage throughout the United States. Shortly after, Donald Trump was elected into office. Like millions of Americans devastated by the outcome of the election,...

Meet the Filipino Women Activists of GABRIELA

Meet the Filipino Women Activists of GABRIELA

For the women of GABRIELA, resistance and community are one.  On March 7, 2020, the Los Angeles chapter of GABRIELA joined the International Women’s Day event held at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The event coincides with the International Women’s Strike, which...

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