Presidential Town Hall for Asians and Pacific Islanders

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) can determine who becomes the next President of the United States. That was the empowering message echoing through every speaker who addressed the biggest gathering of AAPI professionals in the nation. Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) co-hosted the first Presidential Town … Continue reading Presidential Town Hall for Asians and Pacific Islanders

Be Inspired: Asians Who Break Ground

My friend Tammy Nguyen Lee invited me to a speaking symposium unlike any I’ve attended before. Tammy’s organization called Against the Grain Productions (ATG) hosted the 5th Annual Groundbreakers Speak seminar, highlighting six Asian Americans excelling in various career fields. Each person shared a personal story that the audience could relate to. Here are a couple … Continue reading Be Inspired: Asians Who Break Ground

Hollywood Whitewashing Not as Big of a Deal in Asia?

It’s hard to ignore the striking oddity when a Caucasian plays the lead role in a film set in Asia or about Asians. This was the controversial topic of conversation at a Lunch Plenary titled #OscarSoWhite and Whitewashing in Hollywood. Hosted by KABC News Anchor David Ono and featuring three speakers- Janet Yang (Hollywood producer), … Continue reading Hollywood Whitewashing Not as Big of a Deal in Asia?

Why ‘Pokémon Go’ Has Us Going Crazy

I grew up watching Pokémon and wished Pikachu was real. Now, he’s a part of my world, with all of his cute friends like Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. Pikachu via http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/Pikachu Clockwise from top left: Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander via Pinterest ‘Dani Morgan’ To see my childhood friends popping up in my car, at home and at … Continue reading Why ‘Pokémon Go’ Has Us Going Crazy