Not Your Token Asian
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When You Are Your Parents’ Retirement Plan
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What K-Pop’s Beautiful Men Can Teach Us About Masculinity
K-pop's rise in America is forcing many to confront long-held stereotypes they have regarding masculinity — especially when it comes to Asian men.
Yuh-Line Niou Is Fighting For Chinatown’s Survival
The first Asian-American woman to represent Chinatown in New York's legislature is facing an existential crisis and fighting for justice for all.
Love In The Shape Of Cut Fruit
Life is filled with bitter and hard things. When you extract pits, piths, and peels, fruit becomes a reliable source of pure sweetness, only softness.
What It’s Like To Be A Chinese-American High School Senior ...
For about a week in February, I had a mild cold, possibly allergies, and I felt compelled to force in my sneezes at school thanks to “jokes” from
What It Means To Wear A Face Mask In America
If you wear one here, you are gullible, selfish, foreign, sick, and asking for attention. But in Asia, face masks mean something else altogether.
Closeness In The Age Of Coronavirus
I went to China to visit family over the holidays. But a quickly spreading virus turned family time into something more complicated.
Just Became The First-Ever Korean Best Picture No...
The Oscars may still be so white, but thanks to director Bong Joon-ho and the cast of Korean thriller and class satire Parasite, the ceremony will be just
Justice For Rose Tico:
Crazy Rich Asians
Director Wants ...
Crazy Rich Asians and In The Heights director Jon M. Chu wants to expand the Star Wars universe with a new series about Rose Tico. Posting on Twitter, Chu
Why This Influencer Collab Is Important For Representation
In 2017, beauty and fashion vlogger Nabela Noor posted a tutorial that would change her perspective forever. At first glance, this viral video appeared to
Meet The Refinery29 News Initiative Fellows: Shannon Domingsil
We are excited to announce a new video series coming to Refinery29's YouTube tomorrow — Truth Told. We are bringing these news videos to life throug
Composed, Graceful, Disciplined: We Cannot Wait To See The Live-A...
Disney’s live-action remakes of their animated classics are fulfilling childhood dreams at a clip quicker than Mulan’s warrior reflexes. Aladdin is bar
A Guy Used The Snapchat Gender Filter To Catch A Predator. Here's...
Ethan, a 20-year-old college student, posed as a 16-year-old girl named Esther using Snapchat’s popular new “gender swap” filter, and caught Robert D
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Filipino Actress Janine Tugonon On Hollywood's Asian Representation
Model and actress Janine Tugonon’s career path was supposed to be straightforward: At 20 years old, she'd go into the medical field like her grandmo
These Badass Musicians Have One Thing In Common — Besides Deservi...
Thanks to streaming, YouTube, and, well, time, the musical landscape is becoming more diverse, but Asian-American women tend to still find themselves serio
Work & Money
The Model Minority Myth Has Gotten A Millennial Makeover (But It’...
You’ve seen them on the tennis court, on the ice, in comedy, selling out stadiums, stunning on RuPaul’s Drag Race, starring in movies and television sh
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NYC's Downtown Party Scene Is Good Again (Here Are A Few People T...
In cities around the world, downtown isn’t just a geographical destination. It’s an entire vibe that separates preservationists from progressives and s
Those Beaded Bags You Love? Susan Alexandra Wants You To Thank Th...
The first time I came across a Susan Alexandra bag, I did a double take. I hadn’t seen it before, but I recognized it: A purse encrusted with thoughtfull
An Interview With An Asian Student At Stuyvesant High School
Salma* is the youngest of three daughters in her Bangladeshi-American family. Every weekday, Salma commutes an hour and a half from her multiethnic neighbo
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The Real Mayor Of New York Works Out Of Chinatown
“Are you engaged?” I look up from the corner seat I'm posted up on, between the entrance to a subterranean storeroom and a long glass countertop,
The Biracial Bind Of Not Being Asian Enough
There’s a photo of my great-grandmother I look at often. She is small, wearing thick black frames, with my grandmother, my aunts, and my mother huddled a
Why The Asian-American Food Movement Complicates What We Think Ab...
Like most Americans, Mackenzie Fegan grew up eating her weight in Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. But there was a twist, courtesy of her mother, who had
Jasmin Malik Chua
Awkwafina Is Ready To Make You Cry In
You already know Awkwafina as one of the funniest women onscreen. With roles in two of last summer's biggest blockbusters — Ocean's 8 and Craz
How Black-Asian Conflict Plays Out In New York City's Elite High ...
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Steve Aoki & BTS's "Waste It On Me" Is Basically
Crazy Rich A...
Just when you thought you had seen the most beautiful group of crazy rich people duke it out on screen, Steve Aoki has dropped a video that takes the drama
What It Looks Like For Asian-American Women To Thrive
On one of the first fall weekends of the year, I found myself — laying on a yoga mat in a refurbished barn house in upstate New York, surrounded by 30 ot
HBO Is Making A Dark Comedy With All Asian Leads — & It’s About Time
Coming on the heels of the crazy rich success of Crazy Rich Asians, HBO is developing a dark comedy featuring all Asian leads. And all we can say is it’s
Asian-American, Immigrant & Republican, Too
In many ways, the town of Diamond Bar is the future that liberals want. So why do its residents keep voting for Republicans?
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