Coronavirus means fear and isolation for many Asian American seniors

As the coronavirus spreads in California, many older Asians and Asian Americans — a population that’s highly vulnerable to flu and other respiratory ailments — are taking precautions to protect their loved ones, especially those who live in close contact with family members or travel frequently across the Pacific Rim. They’re also facing the possibility […]

The Ugly Truth Behind Hair Rebonding in Filipino Culture

In search of aesthetic ideals, women undergo painful hair rebonding to straighten their naturally wavy and curly hair. But for what? Hair rebonding, which is a similar process to hair relaxing, is a treatment that chemically alters wavy hair into straight hair. I remember wanting my hair to be as sleek and straight as the women […]

How queer South Asian American representation helps reduce community’s stigma

Many South Asian Americans treat queerness as an “otherness,” passing it off as an intangible Western concept. But prominent LGBTQ figures such as Jamil, “Queer Eye” star Tan France and Lilly Singh, host of “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” provide relatability and representation, members of the community say. “It’s this level of euphoric excitement, at least for me […]