Our Voices

Personal essays from other Asian Americans just like you. 

7 Asian Women Who Define Beauty for Me

7 Asian Women Who Define Beauty for Me

I remember being called fat from a very early age and ‘fat’ became so much a part of my identity. Looking back at childhood pictures, though, I’m surprised to find that I was far from fat. I was mostly a lollipop mop of permed frizzy hair on stilt-like, bony legs. An...

Coming Out in Asian America

Coming Out in Asian America

This month we are featuring coming-out stories from the LGBTQIAA+ AAPI community. We chose a variety of stories because “coming out” can mean a lot of things, and each story is unique and valuable. We also acknowledge that for many AAPIs, “coming out” publicly is...

Balancing Great Expectations with Mental Health Wellness

Balancing Great Expectations with Mental Health Wellness

Most of us are born into our Asian American identities with great expectations strung neatly along our shoulders. If our parents are immigrants, those expectations weigh heavier as we carry the unrealized dreams of those who came before us. We are asked to repay our...

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