I’m Taking a Gap Year After College

I’m Taking a Gap Year After College

Often, as an American growing up in an immigrant household, the thing we always heard is that we need to work hard. Study hard. Do your best in everything, because an A is the only thing that will get you a job. You don’t want to be like your parents, who worked their lives away. [...]

Books By Asian American Women You Need to Read

Books By Asian American Women You Need to Read

Look at your reading list lately and realize you need to diversify the perspectives you’re reading? We got you covered. Asian-American women have been producing high-quality work for years, although many have not received the spotlight they deserve. For the purposes of this post, I am including SWANA women as a part of the Asian-American [...]

A GUIDE TO SELLING SECOND-HAND CLOTHING ONLINE

A GUIDE TO SELLING SECOND-HAND CLOTHING ONLINE

Mark Angelou, a river conservationist, documented his journey about the devastating impact the fast fashion industry has had on our water resources. He discovered that it takes about 2,700 liters of water to produce one cotton shirt. The fast fashion industry has been polluting our waters by dumping toxic chemicals and non-biodegradable materials into the [...]

A Poet’s Guide to Romanticizing Life

A Poet’s Guide to Romanticizing Life

As a writer, when I started to take my craft more seriously, my perspective, too started to change. Many of the biggest trends that we’re all talking about these days are wellness, mindfulness, and learning to make the most of the life that’s given to you. Here’s a secret: poetry helped me figure that all [...]

Q&A w/ Ashley Hajimirsadeghi : Accomplished Poet + Novelist

Q&A w/ Ashley Hajimirsadeghi : Accomplished Poet + Novelist

1. Tell me a little about yourself. A synopsis. (I'm so curious to know your last name!!) Hi! My name is Ashley Hajimirsadeghi. I’m an Iranian-American who was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and I moved to New York City to attend FIT. A mixed Iranian-American, I grew up in a small diaspora community here, [...]