Call for Submissions for Summer Issue: Our Greatest Resource

DEADLINE EXTENDED: SUBMIT BY JULY 5TH UPDATE Project As[I]Am has re-opened our call for submissions in the 2016 Summer Issue with a specific focus on visual and/or audio pieces. As a multimedia platform for Asian American artists, we strive to depict a wide range of artists and pieces that complicate the landscape of Asian American […]

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The Unpalatable Issue: Letter from the Editors

Where are the stories that reject the quest for beautiful and revel in the ugly?   Since last year, there have been many changes at Project As[I]Am. We’ve produced our own in-house media. Our volunteer staff has grown from three to eight. The logo and style of the website has changed dramatically. Through it all […]

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Transcending Colors: A Performance Poem by Tsen Ga Tsung

A performance poem written and performed by Tsen Ga Tsung. Yellow and blue, these very hues intertwined so tightly by this social glue To construe, my expected who Nah, my self in its whole transcends the colors of the rainbow Composed of colors beyond the physical Forget the white patriarch’s painting palette Cuz what I […]

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Reclaiming Durian

Reclaiming Durian: Visual Storytelling by Cynthia Fong

A visual storytelling piece by Cynthia Fong.   TRANSCRIPT Chinese word for ‘durian’ durian | noun | du*ri*an | [phonetic notation for ‘durian’] a fruit with a thick coat of sharp and unforgiving thorns. upon break-ing the shell, you find a soft, love-shaped center. you exca-vate the gold with your hands like your mother did, […]

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I Don’t Want to Be Closed Off: Visual Art by Raychelle Duazo

A visual art piece by Raychelle Duazo From the artist: “I Don’t Want to Be Closed Off” is a simple self-portrait in the style of a comic book panel. As a comics artist whose body of work is autobiographical and often very personal, I feel hyper visible as an API person and wanted to relay […]

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Hair Stroke by Paradise Khanmalek

Hair Stroke & Flowers: Visual Art by Paradise Khanmalek

Visual art by Paradise Khanmalek     Paradise is an artist, illustrator, and writer based out of LA. She makes art inspired by her own beautiful fat brown body, plants, magic, and science fiction. You can see more of her work at her website.

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'The Weight of History'

Breaking Through to the Other: Part II

A conversation between Sophia Remolde and AE on identity, community, art, empathy and learning to exist between and beyond binaries. Part two is centered around process and transcendence. Read part one here.     AE: I would love to hear more about your path as an artist. What are some of the struggles you’ve faced […]

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