“Writing for me tends to be closely bound up in the exploration of my identity as an Asian American . . . To me to write well is to battle stereotypes. To write well is to create three-dimensional characters that seem human.”

–David Henry Hwang

“You write about Sacramento so affectionately and with such care.”

“I was just describing it.”

“Well it comes across as love.”

“Sure, I guess I pay attention.”

“Don’t you think maybe they are the same thing? Love and attention?”

–Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Our intention: To fight against stereotypes. To see and be seen. To pay attention to the ways in which we are different and the ways in which our values are universal. To find the richness in our traditions, to feel the sun on our skin.

‘Til then, friends.


With Gratitude,

The Editors