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It’s completely unsurprising to me that people are resistant to call Robert Long’s recent mass shootings a hate crime, because that’s so often the issue when it comes to anti-Asian racism. …


I graduated from college a little bit less than two years ago, and I’m a completely different person than I was back then. Sometimes I feel the urge to wince when I spend too much time dwelling on the kind of person that I was back then, but I have…


In my time living in China and Costa Rica, I’ve been in community with tons of expats. It’s natural for me to drift towards people who I share a native language and cultural background with, and that usually means Americans. …


This Sunday’s episode of Insecure opened the door to a lot of big questions about race and identity, but the show has always done that, and done it well. What’s different this time is that Insecure posed a lot of overarching questions for Asian Americans, both for the community itself…

Viv Mao

My name’s Viv and I use she or they pronouns. I’m a 23 year old Chinese American living in North Carolina. I like writing about identity, race, and healing.

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