Community & Culture

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Highlights the Immigrant Hustle Against an IRS Backdrop

Everything Everywhere uses taxes to highlight specific challenges immigrants must go through in life—or in this case, multiple lives.

By AHN Editor

April 28, 2022

Film Representation 

 
Entrepreneurship

Twrl Milk Tea Co-Founder & CMO Olivia Chen Shares Essential Lessons On Setting Foot In Famed Retailer Costco

If there's a specific business you'd like to have, believe what Olivia thinks of it, "Don't be afraid to chase the account you want to be in."

By Marielle Catral

September 23, 2022

 
Community & Culture

From Refugee To Legendary: The Roller Coaster Hustling of Serial Entrepreneur Tony Lam

From selling $4 macaron ice cream sandwiches to selling logistics and marketing software — serial entrepreneur and Shark Tank Winner, Tony Lam has done it all!

By Marielle Catral

September 16, 2022

 
Community & Culture

“Life as an entrepreneur is tough” Is An Understatement For Vanessa Techapichetvanich

Life as an entrepreneur is complex, but once you hit it, everything falls into place!

By Marielle Catral

September 12, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Teen Brothers Build Non-Profit To Empower Underprivileged Kids Through Educational And Enrichment Programs

Legenade Children’s Fund was founded by young brothers Ethan and Dylan Black with a mission to “help kids become legendary.”

By Marielle Catral

September 2, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Gleaming Presence of Tremendous Communications Shining an Iridescent Light on AAPI

Turning a crisis into an opportunity, Jeremiah Abraham provides Tremendous to the AAPI community as a haven during the pandemic

By Grace Shin

August 22, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Melody Hahm on Shaping a Diverse Venture Capital Landscape for Entrepreneurs

From pre-law to leaving traditional media for venture capital, Melody's journey to helping BIPOC entrepreneurs is one of a kind.

By Annie Lin

August 15, 2022

 
Community & Culture

“My dad left our family for another woman when I was around 6 years old”

You have the power to turn your pain into your purpose.

By Marielle Catral

August 8, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Bald, Bold, and Beautiful: Proud Of Being Fifty-Five Walking My Truth

“Here I am, no longer bound, no longer afraid, no longer ashamed, I am free. I am my own kind of beautiful”.

By Marielle Catral

July 19, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Recession, Pandemic Won’t Stop This Momma Baker For Taking On New Opportunities

True entrepreneurs find opportunity even in the worst scenarios.

By Marielle Catral

July 15, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Journey From the Road: A Project Sharing Meaningful Life Stories While Cycling Solo Towards the East

“I quit my previous life to start this amazing journey. I'm cycling the world solo with no fixed destination and no time frame.”

By Marielle Catral

July 5, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Mai American: A Son’s Atonement, A Mother’s Healing Journey

"As someone who wasn't married, she carried the burden of supporting three children alone. This woman who I thought was so weak was actually superhuman"

By Marielle Catral

July 4, 2022

 
Community & Culture

A Badass Mindset To Be The Better You

“The best skill in the world is being able to do what you need to do even when you don’t feel like it. If you’re waiting to feel like it, you may never feel like it. The more you practice it, you start actually falling in love with it.” -Jay Shetty

By Marielle Catral

July 1, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Growing up, I labeled myself as a “Fail Asian”

For years, Anna carried that shame and believed that she’ll always be a “Fail Asian” and that she will never be good enough as her peers.

By Marielle Catral

June 28, 2022

Asian American Identity 

 
Community & Culture

Shaping The Young Generation And Strengthening Family Bond Through Immersive Kits

Immigrant children on a mission to change the way families flourish and raise empowered, healthy people.

By Marielle Catral

June 26, 2022

 
Featured Profile

Say Hello To Aja Dang, Your New Life-Guiding Friend

Everyone needs an Aja Dang, but if you can’t find yours, it’s okay because there is MSTRPLN

By Grace Shin

June 24, 2022

 
Featured Profile

Aishwarya Iyer Renovates Olive Oils into a Luxury Staple

She shares her journey on building Brightland and her ideologies that characterize her brand

By Grace Shin

June 16, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Founder and Former CEO of VapeXhale Seibo Shen’s Wild Journey To Realigning His Goals To His Purpose In Life

Climbing the ladder to success is no easy feat. It's a long journey. It's lifelong and it's built with a lot of ups and downs. Whether it is to start a new phase of your life or even to step down from something that you currently do, this story will inspire you to take the next step.

By Marielle Catral

June 13, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Mother Publishes Books To Connect Young Generation With Their Khmer Roots

A bilingual children's book to connect young generation with their Khmer roots. 

By Marielle Catral

June 6, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Supporting Asian Mental Health: Where can we go from here?

Now more than ever, the need for mental health care services among Asian Americans is clear and urgent when considering the drastic increase in racism and violence since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

By Anise Health

June 1, 2022

 
Community & Culture

Bhutanese Single Mother Breaks Stereotypes And Shares Passion for Her Country

A woman who proves that the stigma of being a single mother is false.

By Marielle Catral

May 27, 2022

Community Race 

 
Op-Ed

Daughter Continues Father’s Legacy Through Writing His Remarkable Life Story

His life and legacy continues to breathe through the chapters and pages and words I’m so thankful to have written.

By Marielle Catral

May 25, 2022

Community 

From Consoles To Communities: A Conversation With AAPI Gaming Influencers

Gaming influencers and content creators used their platforms to create safe spaces for the AANHPI community and advocate for issues they are passionate about.

By AHN Editor

 
Book

10 Children’s Books That Teach Important Life Lessons and Celebrate Asian Heritage

From inspiring stories that you would enjoy sharing with your child for bedtime to books that your older children would read on their own…or even you.

By Marielle Catral

May 24, 2022

Books Children's Books 

 
Community & Culture

‘Little Fat Boy’ Writes a Cookbook That Celebrates The Immigrant Spirit Through His Family’s Recipes And Stories

A cookbook that resonates with a lot of Asian Americans who always felt somewhere in-between.

By Marielle Catral

May 23, 2022

Asian American Asian Culture Community Identity 

 
Op-Ed

CPA Turned Author, Mother Writes An Illustrated Book To Help Children Be More Mindful

“Changing career from CPA to author meant losing fixed income and lifestyle change but all sacrifices were worth it.” Priya shared with the AHN community

By Marielle Catral

May 22, 2022

Asian Culture 

 
Featured Profile

Fantasy Sports App CEO and Co-Founder Nan Wang on Building a Passion-Driven Startup for Sports and Non-Sports Fans Alike

How life-long friendship, immigrant legacy, and Asian founders in Silicon Valley inspired the inception and trajectory of this fantasy football, basketball, and esports app

By AHN Editor

May 14, 2022

Social Media Tech 

 
Community & Culture

‘Courageous Christy’ On Believing In Being Both A Hustler And Humanitarian

If you're really passionate about what you do, but it won’t bring you a lot of money, would you still pursue it?

By Marielle Catral

May 11, 2022

Community 

 
Op-Ed

Out Of The Comfort Zone And Into The Growth Zone

“The old adage - ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’ held plenty of truth because it became a survival requirement in this season”

By Marielle Catral

May 5, 2022

Community 

 
Community & Culture

AHN Top 50 Unsung Heroes 2022

An unsung hero is one who has achieved great things or committed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice. These heroes are creating positive impact, pioneering changes and making remarkable contributions in their respective fields. We understand that there are many members in this community who have been actively giving back without asking for much recognition and we want to take this opportunity to honor their excellence. We believe that these unsung heroes deserve to be celebrated for their work every day.

By AHN Editor

May 3, 2022

Community 

 
Op-Ed

Russian-Korean-Swedish Actor Director On Breaking The Chains of Being a Cultural Misfit

As I decided to put myself together and stop blaming everything and everyone for my miseries, I realized that my biggest disadvantage is in fact my superpower”

By Marielle Catral

April 27, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Awesome Asian Americans: An Illustrated Anthology That Inspires Young Generation To Dream Beyond Borders

Despite racism, discrimination, and stereotypes, these notable pioneers persisted and became role models for future generations.

By Marielle Catral

April 24, 2022

Asian American Asian Culture Book 

 
Op-Ed

Tibetan Immigrant Preserves At-Risk Heritage Through Food

"During the pandemic, I mustered up the courage to launch the first of its kind woman-owned Tibetan CPG food brand in the US specializing in (frozen) Ready-to-Cook Momo (aka Himalayan Dumplings) & Tibetan hand pies; in spite of being told by many, with well intentions, that the CPG frozen food industry for someone of my stature is just too high"

By Marielle Catral

April 22, 2022

 
Op-Ed

YASHY: A Fusion Of Luxurious Indian Hand-Embroidery And Streetwear

Aha moments aren’t magic, they come to people who are committed to their goals and never let anything get in their way.

By Marielle Catral

April 20, 2022

Community 

 
Op-Ed

Helping The Community: Dentist Supports Fresh Grads and Colleagues to Accelerate Careers

Transitioning from college to the professional world is one of the biggest hurdles newly graduates often face. Most of them feel lost and overwhelmed entering the “real world.”

By Marielle Catral

April 19, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Switching Careers At 40 Might Seem Dumb But Sometimes We Have To Take Chances To Be Truly Happy

If thinking about switching careers petrifies you and fills you with self-doubt, you're not alone.

By Marielle Catral

April 15, 2022

Community 

 
Op-Ed

9-Year-Old Asian American Student Shared His Cultures With His Peers To Counter Bullying

Attending school for many Asian-Americans or immigrant kids hasn’t been easy. Some hurtful comments can even make children despise the idea of attending school, but 9-year old, Ashton Tran, did not shake but rather came up with a powerful idea.

By Marielle Catral

April 13, 2022

Asian American Asian Culture Bullying 

 
Featured Profile

Personal Finance Creator Vivian Tu is Building an Empire as the Best Friend You’ve Always Wanted (or Wanted to Be)

The ex-Wall Street Trader is on a mission to make personal financial literacy inclusive and accessible for marginalized communities—all while balancing a full-time job

By AHN Editor

March 14, 2022

Personal Finance Social Media 

Announcement

Announcing AHN’s first accelerator program

For our first cohort launching Spring 2022, we will accept 10 companies across today’s fastest-growing tech industries, including e-commerce and healthcare.

By Bryan Pham

January 3, 2022

 
Op-Ed

Discovering Our Best Selves in “Chinatown Pretty”

Authors Andria Lo and Valerie Luu explore the priceless pearls of wisdom from stylish seniors of Chinatowns across North America.

By Jane Won

December 28, 2021

Book Review 

 
Op-Ed

Have You Eaten Yet?

Sharing a cookie with a stranger helped me get adopted. I was probably three years old when I stumbled into a meeting between my orphanage directors and two women from the international adoption agency responsible for my life completely changing.

By Daniel Anderson

December 27, 2021

 
Op-Ed

Growing Up With K-pop

With the world eclipsed by a pandemic, perhaps what we needed in 2020 was simple goodness.

By Jane Won

December 26, 2021

Op-Ed

So Asian

It wasn’t until several years after graduating high school until I realized the power of embracing my heritage.

By Lawrence Hu

December 7, 2021

Identity Race 

 
Op-Ed

Agile: The Family Business

“No Crying at the Dinner Table”, a documentary short by Carol Nyugen depicting her own family captures the quiet sorrow of family members who reside together but live in their own isolated worlds

By Jane Won

December 3, 2021

Op-Ed

Quiet Racism

What makes it hard, if not impossible, to have constructive conversations around the elusiveness of quiet racism.

By Lawrence Hu

December 2, 2021

Identity Race 

Announcement

AHN’s Top 50 Unsung Heroes 2022

Creating positive impact and pioneering change: nominations for 2022 are open

By Bryan Pham

December 1, 2021

Announcement

The AHN Community Job Board

Browse and submit jobs posted by those in the AHN community!

By Bryan Pham

November 29, 2021

Community Job Board