Face Value – the End Game for the Model Minority Myth

In the latest move to shift and break the ties that hold Asian Americans to the myth of being the perfect minority, hiding our struggles with racism and poverty in America, Alan Z and noted rapper and activist Jason Chu have made the big move in their latest collaborative work titled Face Value. 

The Awakening

One year ago, I penned an article aimed towards the world and the mistreatment of Asian Americans in the wake of COVID-19. And one year ago, I was met with the most hate I’ve ever seen in my life. I won't entertain you with the hate comments because, honestly, I can't even bring myself to revisit …

An Open Letter to the Non-Asian Owners of Asian Restaurants,

There are two things that this world can agree on: People deserve credit for what they’ve rightfully accomplished and created. If you have achieved something that is life-changing or moving, your name deserves to be tied to it. The second: We hate false advertisements. It’s no secret that there have been some stirring articles swimming …

To the people who don’t understand the “hype” around BTS and their success in America,

People are obsessed with the idea of an underdog succeeding - that’s just the way it’s always been. Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen - they all started out on Youtube, and now they are household names. They were talent under our noses, and they deserved their spotlight. So, when they finally had the …

LumiScope: Alan Z

Asian artists are surely taking the world by storm. Most recently, South Korean boy group BTS made a breakthrough to mainstream listeners above the massive fanbase they already held in a less known scene. While the world of KPOP is considered highkey to those already part of this domain, American audiences are still unaware of …