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After months of campaigning by immigrant and LGBTQ rights groups, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco was freed from her detention by ICE. Her story, written by Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center, is a story of a young woman who escaped the broken immigration system, and how she was criminalized and psychologically tortured simply for being young and transgender.  

Kris Hayashi | April 29, 2015 - 11:41am


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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm

The Asian American Literary Review tops Hyphen's list of favorite literary journals.

Abigail Licad | March 29, 2015 - 1:24pm

We've all thought about it.

Nicole S. Chung | March 25, 2015 - 10:07am

This month's poetry is by Jenna Le.

Jenna Le | March 10, 2015 - 2:37pm


Timothy Tau | March 10, 2015 - 4:35am

What do you do if you don't fit the role? Make your own.

Hye Yun | March 3, 2015 - 11:09am

Five Asian American women writers discuss APIA literature, race, identity, the role of APIA-centric publications, favorite books, and more.

Nicole S. Chung | February 19, 2015 - 2:23pm

(image by Vincent Diamante via Flickr)

February brings us the aptly named short story "Snowmen" by Dickson Lam. But Lam's story is less about winter and more about belonging (or not) and the longing for an absent father.

-- Karissa Chen, Fiction & Poetry Editor

Dickson Lam | February 18, 2015 - 12:09pm

Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the co-director of Caring Across Generations, Ai-jen Poo tackles the challenge of how our country can provide care for the rapidly growing elderly population in her book 'The Age of Dignity.'

Momo Chang | February 18, 2015 - 11:29am

Advantageous is a sci-fi feature film directed by Jennifer Phang, and written by Phang as well as Jacqueline Kim which premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at 2015 Sundance. It also won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Collaborative Vision at the festival.

Timothy Tau | February 11, 2015 - 10:20am

Fresh Off the Boat is not just about Asian America seeing itself for the first time in mainstream media. It’s that we see ourselves while other non-Asian Americans can see us at the same time, too. 

Ky-Phong Tran | February 9, 2015 - 11:42pm
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