Sports Astrology

What sport are you?

Discover Now
(Yo! Media)
  • Stories
  • Food
  • Culture
Tag:

Asian American Identity

Want to Understand the History of Anti-Asian Racism? Read These Books

Issue:
One Year Indoors
,
May 3, 2020

The Atlanta area shootings come after a recent wave of anti-Asian attacks attributed to the pandemic, but violence against Asians and Asian Americans dates back centuries. We've curated a reading list to provide historical context.

View Article >>

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Issue:
A Thing of Beauty
,
September 4, 2020

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.

View Article >>

How Asian Beauty Helped Me Normalize Self-Care as a Man

Issue:
A Thing of Beauty
,
January 30, 2021

It took me a long time to accept myself. Asian beauty standards for men in K-drams and K-pop groups gave me comfort.

View Article >>

Let's Talk About the Fox-Eye Trend

Issue:
A Thing of Beauty
,
June 28, 2020

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.

View Article >>

Dream With Me: Life Without Oppressive Systems

Issue:
Back to School
,
June 13, 2020

The CSU Board of Trustees approved a one-class ethnic studies graduation requirement, citing the need for individual schools to plan out coursework to meet the requirement. Is that something marginalized communities asked for? Is that action enough?

View Article >>

Infographic - Are the Kids (Going to Be) Alright?

Issue:
Back to School
,
May 20, 2020

Automated employment is looming, human education is in danger. This infographic explores how we can develop critical "human" competencies for the future success of our kids.

View Article >>

5 Books by Asian/Asian American Authors to Read This Fall

Issue:
Back to School
,
May 3, 2020

Just because you’re not in school doesn’t mean you can’t learn new things! We’re turning to several books that were published this year by Asian American authors.

View Article >>

Are the Kids (Going to Be) Alright?

Issue:
Back to School
,
May 20, 2020

Employment, socializing, and life itself is evolving at an exponential rate... education is not. What do our kids need to truly be prepared for this rapidly changing reality?

View Article >>

Identity Crises for the Gold

Issue:
In Lieu of the Olympics
,
July 11, 2020

Though deciding which team to cheer for during the Olympics may seem like a no-brainer to some, it can be more complex if your family is tied to multiple countries. One mixed-race writer shares his story.

View Article >>

A Space for Ourselves: Thoughts from a Black Yonsei

Issue:
Diaspora
,
July 26, 2020

What is it to be a Black Japanese American? What should I tell you? What should you know? 

View Article >>

Nikkei Diaspora: A Photo Essay

Issue:
Diaspora
,
June 14, 2020

A collection of photos capturing family, friendship, cultural preservation, isolation, and the Japanese diaspora.

View Article >>

Coming Out, Coming Home

Issue:
Summer of Love
,
July 10, 2020

Stan Yogi, co-chair of Okaeri, a group and conference for LGBTQ+ Nikkei, shares his story of coming to terms with his identities as a gay, Japanese American man.

View Article >>

A Crash Course on Holding Difficult Conversations

Issue:
Better Together
,
June 13, 2020

Having a conversation with someone who doesn't see eye-to-eye with you can be daunting, but we have several tips that may help in navigating discussion surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement as Asian Americans.

View Article >>

More Than Just A Name: Embracing Our Names with Our Culture

Issue:
Heritage, Heirlooms, and Hand-me-downs
,
May 23, 2020

When I was younger, my Japanese middle name was a source of shame, especially since I was surrounded by kids with American names. Now, I've learned how our names are innately tied to our culture.

View Article >>