Opinion

It’s hard growing up Chinese

It’s hard growing up Chinese

Recently, the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" was released and inspired a wave of Asian, namely Chinese, pride around the world. Although I have not yet watched the movie myself, my parents and other friends have, and from them, I heard their thoughts and feelings about the...

A new era for Asian representation

A new era for Asian representation

Between the new blockbuster, "Crazy Rich Asians," and the Netflix original film, "To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before," it appears that this is the season for Asian American representation. And it sure is a start. Being Japanese-Chinese-American myself, the lack of...

Poem: Mahila Divas — महिला दिवस

Poem: Mahila Divas — महिला दिवस

Mahila Divas means Women's Day in Hindi. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to share these words with women in parts of India such as Delhi, Coimbatore and other parts of Tamil Nadu, and Munipur and that they resonated so deeply with them. Mahila Divas — महिला दिवस...

Poem: Ode to Fearless Women

Poem: Ode to Fearless Women

"Ode to Fearless Women" is a poem written by 14-year-old poet and women's advocate Anya Thakur. She works to empower and uplift communities as founder of GirlUp Dallas, a UN Women organization, and a MetoWe partner with ArtRising, which provides arts enrichment to...