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Laughing in the Face of Adversity

by Fania Sipili A reflection. The road of a nonprofit worker doing community organizing and outreach presents its own set of unique challenges. Growing alongside the work, the more we learned the more we had to unlearn. My challenge did not present itself at first. However, as my analysis around… [ Keep reading ]

Moving and Growing Along with UTOPIA

Written by staff of UTOPIA WA A Washington transplant via O’ahu, Hawai’i, Jaron Goto serves as UTOPIA Washington’s Communications Manager. Jaron brings experience in sales, management, makeup artistry and has a Bachelors in Marketing from the University of Hawai’i – Mānoa. Jaron enjoys the beauty in this world and enjoys… [ Keep reading ]

The Road Thus Far

by Tepatasi  Amana’iamai’ita Vaina Since 2009, UTOPIA Washington has grown into an empowering grassroots organization transitioning from serving only King County to now providing care and space for surrounding counties in hopes to provide for the greater 2SLGBTQIA+ community of Washington state. We had anticipated this outcome. The goal was… [ Keep reading ]

Setting the stage for UTOPIA Washington

Written by staff of UTOPIA Washington United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance (UTOPIA) is a queer and trans people of color-led, grassroots organization born out of the struggles, challenges, strength, and resilience of the Queer and Trans Pacific Islander (QTPI – “Q-T-pie”) community in South King County. Since 2009, UTOPIA… [ Keep reading ]

AANHPI Month: Ohsun Banchan Deli & Cafe

Growing up, Sara Upshaw had some difficulty communicating with her grandmother, Oh Sun Pak, due to a language barrier. But, like many families, food is the connection that forges bonds that last for generations. Sara “grew up knowing how to feed a crowd” from being at family gatherings with her… [ Keep reading ]

AANHPI Month: Ton Kiang Barbeque Noodle House

Opened in 2008, Ton Kiang Barbeque Noodle House is an anchor of delicious food and community in Seattle’s Chinatown. Owner and Master Chef Mr. Huang and his family and staff serve up chicken, duck, and pork barbequed in the traditional Chinese style; a wide variety of noodle, rice, and vegetable… [ Keep reading ]

The Evolving History of Labels for South Asian Identities in the US

The Evolving History of Labels for South Asian Identities in the US By Olympia Bhatt My arrival in this country came at a time when the lack of decorum in political discourse was at its pinnacle along with some deep-rooted xenophobia that was playing out in American politics. America had… [ Keep reading ]

An Adivasi in Seattle

An Adivasi in Seattle by Rita Meher It was a frigid February morning on February 21, 2023, as I stood outside Seattle City Hall, shaking with anticipation. I was about to reveal something I had never shared with my friends and family in Seattle, where I have lived for 25… [ Keep reading ]

Chronicling South Asian Stories: Tasveer Celebrates AANHPI Heritage Month with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Written by Olympia Bhatt, Marketing and Communications Lead – Tasveer This year’s AANHPI theme, Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity, powerfully connects the American dream and the notion of America as a land of opportunity to the professional sphere, emphasizing our organization’s crucial role in providing advancement opportunities. Tasveer has always been… [ Keep reading ]

AANHPI Month: Tuk Tuk Mobile Feast 

What started as a friendship between Siri Martinet and Jacob Devaul has blossomed into a full-time food truck for the now business and culinary partners. Born out of a desire to have more freedom with their time and to share recipes from Siri’s upbringing in Laos, TukTuk Mobile Feast serves… [ Keep reading ]