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I Plan to STEM the Tide

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When I was four years old, I started keeping a stack of newspaper articles in a box beside the large window in the living room. These articles mostly were about the discovery of new planets, illustrations of alien life, or images of our solar system. (I began writing and reading when I was 3.) I […]

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Report Hate Crimes, Seek and Give Help

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I wanted to learn more about the struggles Asian Americans are facing during the coronavirus pandemic and what can be done to support them. I interviewed Meera Venugopal, the development and communications manager of the Asian American Federation, and Joyce Moy, executive director of the Asian American/Asian Research Institute at the City University of New […]

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Be There for Me, Like I Am for You

I have not left my home or been in contact with other people besides my family for almost two months now. I do not want my family or me to be infected with coronavirus. As an Asian-American, I also don’t want us to become the next victims of racism and xenophobia related to COVID-19.   The […]

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It’s Not a Crime to Be Asian

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In late March, I was casually taking what would turn out to be one of my final rides on the #2 train. At the time I had no idea that in a few days I’d be stuck at home because of the spread of the coronavirus, fearing for my mother’s life because of her lupus. […]

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