Literature

Sexual Assault Convictions

TW: rape and sexual assault With the rise of the #MeToo movement, hundreds of women have spoken up about their ...
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Ethics of Surrogacy

Dear Asian Youth, In debates across the world regarding the legalization of surrogacy, the labels “conservative” and “liberal” mean little ...
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New Horizon

New Horizon Dear Asian Youth, I graduated on June 9th, finally leaving behind my high school life. I had been ...
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The Attack on “Critical Race Theory” in America

The U.S. is divided. It is a nation wildly divided on nearly all political fronts. Most intimate to me is ...
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The Murder of Mee Kuen Chong

Police investigating Chong's body found in Devon woodland. Source: The Mirror Mee Kue Chong, a 67-year-old Malaysian woman, was found ...
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remnants

isn’t it curious how desperately we try to leave ourselves behind our lives are nothing but filling up vessels hoping ...
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Day by Day

“I think I can make it through today,” he whispers, “if I move slowly.” As if he is wading into ...
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Changji, Xinjiang

Because they were surprised I spoke a different language and wanted to know what part of China my family lived ...
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The Hands that Raised Me

- Trish Luu This drawing depicts the hands of my mother—the hands that raised me. My parents, both immigrants from ...
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Psychodrama

Dear Asian Youth, Before... As the subway trains rushed by, I wrapped my fingers around my backpack's straps. My nails ...
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I Imagine my Interview with the Ivy League

So this is who you are — bright young scholar, face like white peach. Soft and luminous. Ripe for the ...
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Non-Binary: Beyond a Label

TW // Discussion of gender dysphoria and transphobia/transmisia. Dear Asian Youth, My mother raised me in a household where my ...
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Leslie Cheung: A Bisexual Icon of the 80’s and 90’s

TW: Suic*de, de*th, hom*phob*a ‘My mind is bisexual. It's easy for me to love a woman. It's also easy for ...
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How to Lose the Ugly in Ten Steps

A satirical piece about how the Western cosmetics industry and Eurocentric beauty standards frequently market any possible feature as insecurity ...
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Girlbossism

Dear Asian Youth, While social media can be a great asset to social progress, as demonstrated by a certain organization ...
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Clay: In Honor of AAPI Month

Although childhood is a unique experience for every individual, some memories are universal: the crunch of buttered popcorn from the ...
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Authentically Asian: A Collection of Stories and Experiences by Asian Youth

Everyone has a story itching to be told. In light of the recent rise of anti-Asian hate crimes, this article ...
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A Time to Stand Together for Asian Americans

At 2 in the morning on Saturday, March 27, I sat at the dining table with my mom, craft supplies ...
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Women Like Us

TW: Death, Trauma, Domestic and White Terrorism, Mass Shooting. Death is not a friend of mine But is more like ...
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Plastic Trophies

Dear Asian Youth, here are two words: oppression (uh-presh-uhn): the state of being heavily affected by unjust rules and systems ...
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