• The Mental Health of Asian American Students

    When mental health activist Shivani Nishar was in middle school, she began experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Growing up in what she describes as the “white suburban fairytale” of Palo Alto, California, Nishar, whose parents immigrated to the United States from India, found it difficult to fit in. “I didn’t have a lot of […]

    Date: Dec 22, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0

    In raising my daughters, I have sought to find books with Asian American characters so that they can see themselves in the stories they read. I want them to have a different experience than I did, as I seldom saw Asians represented in literature or on the big screen. Already I’ve noticed a difference in […]

    Date: Dec 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Lifetime movie with Chinese American family tackles perpetual foreigner stereotype

    In one scene from the Lifetime TV movie, “A Sugar & Spice Holiday,” a co-worker says to Suzy, an Asian American architect in Los Angeles: “I didn’t know if Christmas was a big deal where you’re from.” Retorts Suzy: “I’m from Maine.” A lot of viewers of a cozy Christmas film might just shrug off […]

    Date: Dec 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Column: Meet Suely Saro, the first Cambodian American elected official in Long Beach history

    As the primary English communicator of her Cambodian American family, Suely Saro became accustomed to speaking up at a young age. First, it was the kindergarten lunch tickets she had to request for her and her brother. In elementary school she was placed in the English learners class and had to petition to be moved […]

    Date: Dec 15, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Awkwafina in Her Mystery Character in ‘Shang-Chi’ & the Marvel Character She Wants to Meet IRL

    Awkwafina has starred in movies like Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell, but she promises that her next film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, will provide a “different level of representation” that Asian-American audiences haven’t seen before.  “I was pretty blown away at the different level of representation that it shows,” she tells StyleCaster. “I’ve been a […]

    Date: Dec 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • The challenge of combating fake news in Asian American communities

    Less than a week after Election Day, a spreadsheet titled “Battling Asian American Misinformation” began circulating in progressive Asian American social media circles, primarily among those of Vietnamese and Chinese descent. The most popular YouTube channels flagged on the spreadsheet accumulated hundreds of thousands of subscribers, in which pundits discussed misleading claims about election fraud, Hunter Biden’s […]

    Date: Dec 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • New stamps honor Japanese American vets, Chinese American physicist

    Three of the stamps the U.S. Postal Service will release next year will celebrate Asian American history and culture. Of over a dozen new stamps that will be issued next year, one will celebrate the Chinese American nuclear physicist Chien-Shiung Wu, and another will honor Japanese Americans who fought in World War II. The Postal […]

    Date: Dec 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • A New Political Force Emerges in Georgia: Asian-American Voters

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Four years ago, Maliha Javed, an immigrant from Pakistan, was not paying attention to politics. A community college student in suburban Atlanta, she was busy paying for books and studying for classes. She did not vote that year. But the past four years changed her. The Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban affected […]

    Date: Dec 08, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Photographer Explores Asian American Identity In ‘Where We’re Really From’

    Photographer Eric Lee spent a large part of his childhood struggling to find his place as an Asian American — the constant to and fro between, he says, feeling “too Asian” and “not Asian enough” inspired him to visually deconstruct the complexities of his identity. In his multimedia project, “Where We’re Really From,” Lee explores what it’s […]

    Date: Dec 01, 2020 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0