Global Issue

We’re not just Asian women, we’re citizens of the world: whether traveling, studying, or working, we live around the world, so we showcase the social issues and stories that affect Asian women outside of Asia, too.

The girl code of internalized racism

Breaking the ‘girl code’ and internalized racism

“Guilty!” “What you did was messed up!” Those words encompass how I felt about myself when I reflect back to one time I participated in “show and tell” during first grade. One of my classmates, Teresa, showed how she...

The drama of being in a interracial relationship

The Beginning Most of April Magazine’s readers can relate to some Asian drama, I believe. Well, what are your opinions about Asian television drama series? During my childhood years, I watched dubbed Asian TV shows with...

Asian Americans Face Family Separation

A country made by, responsible for, now against the immigrants Like many other young Southeast Asians, Borey Ai, also known as PJ, joined a gang for protection after being bullied at school and in his daily life. At 14...

Understanding the Asian American Divide

In her comedy special, “Baby Cobra,” comedian Ali Wong joked, “fancy Asians are the Chinese, the Japanese. They get to do fancy things like host Olympics. Jungle Asians host diseases.” It’s no secret that East Asians...

The bully within and how we bully ourselves

The Bully Within

I am a bullier. It took me almost 40 years of my life to come to this realization, and oh, I am also a global happiness coach. But first, let’s go back to elementary school, when I experienced bullying for the first...

My Asian American Post Grad Life

It’s that time of the year where high school and college seniors finish and graduate, wearing their caps and gowns. So what must post-grad life be like? Is it all smiles and secure jobs? I talked with three different...

Growing Up A Chinese Girl in Hungary

Over the last 20 years, the Chinese community in Hungary has grown immensely and Budapest’s is now one of the largest in Europe. The growth and visible success of Chinese people has divided the Hungarian people; some...