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

Ali Wong Sends Mixed Messages About Asian Representation

Ali Wong Sends Mixed Messages About Asian Representation

Ali Wong warns readers of “Dear Girls,” “I am not Maya Angelou.” The book, published last September, takes the form of letters to her daughters: with shorter ones detailing the difference between good and bad Asian restaurants or dishing out advice on giving birth,...

San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade Marches On

San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade Marches On

This is the second article in a series of articles sponsored by Comcast. All opinions are of the writer’s and not representative of Comcast or its subsidiary companies. With a history stretching back to the 1860s, San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Festival and Parade...

The Historical Significance of the Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Pageant

The Historical Significance of the Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Pageant

This is the first article in a series of articles sponsored by Comcast. All opinions are of the writer’s and not representative of Comcast or its subsidiary companies. Auntie Mochi has a confession to make: Despite being born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area...

Welcome Home to Inspiration

Welcome Home to Inspiration

When we think of an artist, we think of what they create and what their medium is. For the painter, we look at their canvas. For the writer, we look at their books. For the architect, we look at the houses they have made. However, we hardly investigate the spaces in...

Introducing Ling, A Hero Who Slays Stereotypes

Introducing Ling, A Hero Who Slays Stereotypes

When I was growing up, the only remotely Asian American superhero I knew of was possibly Jubilee from X-Men. As an adult, I now know she was Asian American, but as a teenager, it was unclear. She could easily have been white, but seemed coded Asian. After all, wasn’t...

Burden of Truth: A Review of Chanel Miller’s “Know My Name”

Burden of Truth: A Review of Chanel Miller’s “Know My Name”

In 2016, Emily Doe set the world on fire with an emotionally raw impact statement that began with, “You don’t know me.” This year, she sheds the pseudonym, revealing herself to the world in the form of a memoir, “Know My Name.” Her name is Chanel Miller.The coming out...

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