It’s easy—almost far too easy to just say where we are from. A country. A place. A word. But where we really come from is from our parents and our culture. A history.
AAPI Art & Writing
This poem explores the mystery of lost words and where one must go to find them.
Two Japanese American twelve-year-olds in World War II relocation centers, hatch a plan of escape. But something unexpected happens on the day they plan to leave.
Two essays about experiencing American holidays through the lens of immigrant families. Each of us has different stories of trying to figure out American holiday traditions, but we’ve also tried to build our own.
Imagine being in a room with your younger self. What would you tell them?
This winter, I returned to Bangladesh for the first time in years after living in the U.S.
Why do I write? / Why do I do this to myself? How do I stop? / How can I stop?
This is a poem about where I’m from as a 16-year-old, born and raised in Queens, New York in a small family of four.
Chelsea Lin, Girls Write Now Mentee and My Simple Realization contest winner, writes about her grandfather.
I wrote this to show the patriarchal practices of saying the Pledge of Allegiance and what it truly means to stand for the flag, from the perspective of an American and an immigrant.
A pair of poems inspired by the title “bloodline” and the poets’ own heritages and culture. How do our family and our history connect and define us to ourselves and to others?
There is no kitchen appliance more magical than a rice cooker. Compact, electric and brimming with tasty grains, it holds a special place in our hearts. Here, we pay tribute to the rice cooker.
This piece is about patriarchal ideals within my culture and the way they have affected the women in my family.
Mahiha is a girl who is transitioning from high school to college life. She experiences being in love and feeling sad because of fake friends.
This is a collaborative memoir of our relationships with our maternal grandmothers, who we lost in the spring of 10th grade. Our relationships mirror each other’s in many ways, especially as daughters of immigrant parents.