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Self Evident: Asian America's Stories

Jul 29, 2021

We’re playing an episode from an exciting new podcast by our friends at APIENC, an organization that builds transgender, non-binary, and queer power for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area (you might’ve heard their director, Sammie, on one of our previous episodes).

The new podcast is called...

Jul 15, 2021

We're sharing the story “When Your Country Doesn’t Trust You” from the podcast WorldAffairs.

In the past year, reports of anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked across the country. A lot of this is attributed to anti-Asian rhetoric about the pandemic. But the hard truth is that whenever tensions escalate between the...

Jul 2, 2021

Julianne Sato-Parker first heard the phrase, “Shikata ga nai” while watching a video series of interviews with Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals who were incarcerated by the U.S government after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The Japanese phrase translates to, “It cannot be helped.” It reminded Julianne of...