Literature

The Blood of my Family

Harsh, jagged lines mark calloused fingers, Like cement split from an earthquake, The skin of their hands is cracked open ...
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The Culture of My Hair

Dear Asian Youth, I've always had a rocky relationship with my hair. Sure, I love the way it is now, ...
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Sometimes

The other day, I burnt the rice. With my mom away in quarantine and my sister unable to cook rice ...
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The Lying Game

The ringing alarm sliced through Luke’s dreams. He fumbled for his phone on the nightstand and turned off the noise ...
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Home

Dear Asian Youth, I dedicate this to the two places I call home. Home is a loud metro station squished ...
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Washed Up

While waiting for my summer photo to be taken on the school field and fiddling with the rainbow sequin headband ...
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Picture Day

"Weird." "Different." "Ugly." These were the words spoken to me at my picture day in 3rd grade. Little 6 year ...
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Taxes for Undocumented Immigrants

Dear Asian Youth, Immigrants have always been labeled as “other.” In a court of law, they are still called “aliens,” ...
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Dear Childhood

TW: gun violence I miss the innocent days of childhood. Sometimes I wonder, when did the world get so big? ...
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An Apology

Dear Asian Youth, This is an unaddressed apology For my mom, with everything I can give. I love you, and ...
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依然 (Still.)

依然 (still.) —a love letter from your heritage bai he. do you still believe in mingyun? dynasties rise, dynasties fall ...
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Field of a Thousand Memories

Perhaps I will always remember what came before: that endless summer’s day when she wove her hair with jasmine, sweet, ...
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Hands

looking at their hands pressing at their callouses digging into their skin praying they’ll be gentle with you and that ...
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In Flames

Dear Asian Youth, I knew what would happen, that this wouldn’t end well But I couldn’t resist those sweet green ...
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“Nomadland (2020)”‘s Chloe Zhao: An Asian Director with a Voice for an Underrepresented Community

TW // Racism, Death Dear Asian Youth, Over the past year and a half, the world has reawakened and ushered ...
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How External Opinions and Biases Affect the Psyche of Asian Athletes

Dear Asian Youth, Asian people are smart but not athletic. Unfortunately, no matter how well I perform in basketball, most ...
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I Do Not Yet Know What it Means to be a Woman

They say some girls never grow out of their awkward frames, walking around in bodies that still haven’t yet filled, ...
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Classic Ivory

Classic Ivory The options available to Jackie were limited. She couldn't stuff it in her bra—she didn't wear one yet—so ...
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#DontTellMeHowToDress: Water Guns, Gr*ping, and Governments

English Version TW: mentions of sexual assault Dear Asian Youth, It’s summer. April 13th, Songkran Day, to be precise. People ...
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Burnout

Dear Asian Youth, More specifically, dear Asian high school seniors. As more and more college admissions roll out and the ...
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