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Asian American American holidays

American holidays overseas don’t take on any extraordinary meaning, if anything they seem to diminish in specialness. And that’s okay. I think what really helps me is I’m a first-generation American, and what that means is, holidays as a child were perfunctory and often awkward occasions. 1,141 more words

Thai Culture

I recently came across a post on a very popular social media platform.  Its header alone surprised me.  The header read, How Filipino WWII Soldiers Were Written Out of History… 1,187 more words


Fresh Off the Boat 2.08 "Huangsgiving"

It’s Thanksgiving at the Huangs! 

Normally I enjoy holiday-themed episodes on TV, but tonight’s episode “Huangsgiving” pales in comparison to previous Fresh Off the Boat… 401 more words

TV Recap

Dear Amherst Uprising

Author’s notes:

I struggled to write this piece, to define my experience as one that is not other, but is still distinct. While writing, I felt unsure if I was internalizing my own pain, self-censoring, bearing the burden that Asians, as the silent model minority have always had to carry. 1,549 more words

Amherst College

With all the stereotyping and misconceptions surrounding how Asians and Asian-Americans are portrayed in media and how these negative effects are initiated in society, I want to point them out as issues that need to be fixed and hopefully better inform and educate the audience.  299 more words