LOOK: Disney Princesses Re-Imagined as Asian American {HuffPost}

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Should little girls be encouraged to idolize princesses? Probably not. But for her series Asian American Disney Princesses, Kim Navoa considered an alternate reality where our best-known princesses look different. Navoa, a Filipino American, staged a shoot that reimagines the heroines of her childhood. “I grew up loving Disney movies, but also kind of feeling there […]

FREE EVENT: Hapa Japan Festival & Conference in Los Angeles {APR 2-6, 2013}

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Hapa Japan Festival is a FREE EVENT celebrating mixed-race and mixed-roots Japanese people and culture.  The event will take place on April 2-6, 2013 in Los Angeles, and will include a concert featuring hapa artists, a comedy night at East West Players, readings by award-winning authors, a historical exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, film screenings […]

Republicans Dismayed Over Loss of the Asian Vote {BlogHer}

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Republicans Dismayed over “loss” of the Asian Vote {BlogHer} by Grace Hwang Lynch Don’t make me say I told you so. In Mandarin Chinese, there is a phrase, wo gei ni shuo. Literally translated, it means, “Let me tell you…” But it also implies that you should pull up a chair, because what I have to say […]

Parenting Bicultural Asian American Teens {via BlogHer.com}

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We love this article from BlogHer.com, by featured blogger Junko at Panda Mom Confessions.  Be sure to click the link below to continue reading the story on BlogHer. Parenting Bicultural Asian American Teens “Do you like being an Asian, Meg?” I asked my preteen daughter as we enjoyed Japanese-style hot pot dish shabu shabu at […]

Asian Americans Respond to Pew: We’re Not Your Model Minority {Colorlines.com}

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Asian Americans Respond to Pew It’s not every day that deep and rigorous research about Asian Americans is released to the public. So when the well-respected Pew Research Center released “The Rise of Asian Americans,” a comprehensive report on the community on Tuesday, it should have been reason enough to celebrate. Instead, the report, which hailed Asians […]

8 Ways to Celebrate Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month

 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The month of May is observed in the U.S. as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in order to commemorate the contributions of people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States and celebrate the rich cultural heritage they have imparted to all Americans. The original heritage week was created […]

What Does the Term ‘Hapa’ Mean?

  What does it mean to be ‘hapa’? Many multiracials, especially those with Asian/Pacific roots may have heard of the term “hapa” to describe an individual of Japanese decent, mixed with a variety of other heritages.  But for those who haven’t heard the term, here’s a clip from the film One Big Hapa Family that […]

The Hapa Community & Kip Fulbeck

  Part of the Mixed Community is the Hapa Community. What is a Hapa, you ask? Hapa is Hawaiian  for “half”. The term became popular in Hawaii first as “hapa haole”, which means “half white”. Hapa is most often used in a positive light. Hapa haole however is sometimes used as a put down. The first […]

Film & Festival Shed Light on Hapa Heritage

  Hapa-palooza Festival Success! The first ever Hapa-palooza hit Vancouver last week, September  7-10, 2011. Highlights included a night of Mixed Voices Raised (writers, poets, and spoken word artists); Mixed Flicks (celebrating the Mixed experience in film); and The Sir James Douglas Mix-A-Lot Cabaret (featuring Mixed music and dance.) Check out the Hapa-palooza page on […]