What might be even more revolutionary than seeing AAPI masculinity on screen is the idea that Asian men—like k-pop boyband BTS—can subvert gendered concepts of beauty and desire altogether.Read Article >>
Whether on Zoom, Google Meet, or FaceTime, virtual backgrounds are always an option, but how about getting to see the "natural beauty" of video conference backgrounds to get a genuine sneak peek into people's lives?Read Article >>
A quiet ode to shokuhin sampuru, also known as those beautiful plastic food displays you see in Japanese restaurants.Read Article >>
Insecurities get the best of us, but there are some that are unique to the Asians and Asian Americans. Here is a list of some of those insecurities and how to deal with them.Read Article >>
Owner and founder of Notox Nails, Lexi Suga, shares her story of opening up a Japanese nail art business in the middle of a global pandemic.Read Article >>
It took me a long time to accept myself. Asian beauty standards for men in K-drams and K-pop groups gave me comfort.Read Article >>
The fox-eye trend, particularly when paired with the migraine pose, is remarkably similar to how Asian people are often mocked for the shape of their eyes.Read Article >>
Attraction is subjective, but hotness is not. Here are the hottest people that we know.Read Article >>
This past June, Okaeri LA hosted the first ever Queer Obon (we think), or a festival designed to bring LGBTQ+ people together in community for this important Buddhist holiday.
Yo! Camp 2023 was one for the ages. Read on.
If I really think about it I know there were many people who thought that my mix of backgrounds was cool throughout my childhood; however, I can’t help but focus on those in my life that made me feel like I didn’t belong.
Learning to balance my frugality alongside some fatherly finance advice.
Tired of somen? Try these Japanese summer dishes out!
I’m here to guide you through the unbearable and excruciating… I mean, FUN AND ACTION-PACKED opportunity of being dragged…BROUGHT to a bases of ball game.
It has been a dream year for Asian Americans in global sport.
When I got cancer, I thought that would be my biggest problem. I was very wrong.
How a mom of two navigates the difficult lesson of inclusivity—which you would think is easy as a minority, but it's a little more complicated.
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational (ITI) was held at UC Davis, co-hosted by Davis’ Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan and UC Berkeley’s Cal Raijin Taiko. But what’s the big fuss, and why should the community care?
Now that the summer, graduation, and the prospect of the future are inching closer, I thought this might be the perfect time to assuage some of the growing fears around the job search and career transition, especially for our college-aged readers.