Leo Xia is THE Asian-Am Singer-Songwriter You Need to Be Listening To

  Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Leo Xia is a musician who should be on everyone’s radar. On September 28th, Leo released his sophomore album 384 in honor of the passing of his maternal grandmother who taught him Chinese. In total, the album has ten tracks which delve into topics of identity, loss and moving forward. […]

Kudo’s ‘Middle Fingers’ is the Female Empowerment Anthem You Didn’t Know You Needed

I had the pleasure of listening to this amazing track by Kudo. It’s called ‘Middle Fingers’ and it is OFFICIALLY my new anthem. Kudo was inspired by “fellow minority women and the ‘Me Too’ movement.” Starting off as a DJ and producer, this is her debut as an artist. It truly bangs! On top of […]

Why You Need to Watch Asian-Am Director Bobby Yan’s Short Film: Marz

I recently had the pleasure of experiencing and reviewing director Bobby Yan’s short film Marz. Yan has said how important it is for him to “write and direct truthful stories that reflect my experience as an Asian American and on a broader level, as a person of color – exploring and giving light to underrepresented communities.” […]

‘Just Doug’ is the Facebook Watch show You Should Be Watching

Just Doug is the Facebook Watch show about a D-list poker celebrity tries to parlay his success into a career he’s woefully underprepared for Hollywood. Join Doug on his quest for the American dream: love, liberty and the pursuit of Justice. It’s produced by Eric Cook and Lizbeth Chappell and directed by Dan Chen. I […]

You Have to Watch This Rom-Com starring Asian-Ams: Kat Loves LA

Needless to say, I’ve been dying for content that truly represents the Asian-American experience. When I came across the rom-com YouTube series, Kat Loves LA, it answered my prayers. A smart, talented Asian-Am lead with a love interest that’s also Asian-Am? Jackpot! Creator, writer, producer and actress Paget Kagy stars in this web series alongside […]

‘Father’s Day’: How to Make it in LA if you’re Asian-American

I’ve had the pleasure of watching Betty Ouyang’s short film entitled, Father’s Day. Available to watch on Amazon Video, this short stars three Asian-American actors: Angelita Bushey, Betty Ouyang, and Larry Wang Parrish. This film offers a peek into their lives as they all sit down to break bread on Father’s Day. Consider this is […]

Sha Mei Guo Lao: Growing Up Bilingual 傻美国佬

This post is written by our Social Media Intern, Emily Gao, and was originally posted on the Outspoken Asian website. sha mei guo lao (n.) – silly american Linguistic Imperialism (n.) – refers to “the transfer of a dominant language to other people” My brother and I have made fun of the way mama pronounces words. And as […]

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance’s (APALA) Call to Arms: “Tomorrow We Fight” for a Clean DREAM Act

Received this via email from our friends over at APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance): Tomorrow, we fight. We’re mobilizing over 120 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrant youth and leaders from across the country to demand that the passing of a clean DREAM Act become Congress’s top priority before the end of the […]