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Tonight at 8pm on KQED 9: Swoon over Frank Wong's miniature recreations of the Chinatown of his youth in the #TrulyCA season premiere 'Forever, Chinatown'. Wong's intricate dioramas
serve as portals to the past in a rapidly changing San Francisco. #ForeverChinatown #TrulyCA #myAPAlife

Be the change 😜🥂 Happy Asian American Heritage Month #apahm #myapalife #usa

Happy to have shared career & community advice with APA students testing the waters before casting off into the unknown. Safe SAILing! #myapalife

Disney’s Bizaardvark stars Madison Hu, who breaks stereotypes with her outgoing, funny and quirky vlogs with co-star Olivia Rodrigo. The 16 year old star dishes on how she got into acting, her roles on the Disney Channel, and representation and whitewashing in Hollywood. . 📺"Representation really does matter no matter what kind. Not only for Asian Americans, but for other races, anyone. I just feel like representation is so important, especially for children." .
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CAAM's exclusive interview on the blog 👉🏽http://caamedia.org/blog/2017/06/21/meet-madison-hu-of-disneys-bizaardvark-show/ .
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#Bizaardvark #Disney #AsianAmerican #Representation #MyAPALife

Regram @bonbonhsu's #MyAPALife:
My grandpa as a young cadet...Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (#APAHM) coming to an end at #MemorialDay weekend 🇹🇼🇺🇸 #MyAPALife with #PBS

Thank you #UCLA for having us at your panel last night! So inspired by my fellow panelists and the students! Great to meet such young passionate people within our community. Stay angry people, we're almost there! #UCLAAPAH #MyAPALife

#Repost @madebydinh Loved it! Thanks to hbo for showcasing these Asian American filmmakers!
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Washington St // #mychinatown #myAPALife

Lucky Rise ☀️ Did you know there's more to #mcdonaldsbreakfast than #eggmcmuffin ? Hawaiian locals get their mana (powerful energy) from this Portuguese sausage, SPAM, scrambled eggs, and rice breakfast platter all for under $5 🤑 #AsianAmericanPacificIslanderHeritageMonth #myAPAlife #luckyyoulivehawaii

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Today's my #birthday! (#TBT to when I was 2 and stole my mom's scarf and hat. 😇) Come #celebrate and drink with me! @EmporiumChicago Logan Square, 9pm. (My parents and I are having dinner at @Grace_Chicago [one of the two 3 @MichelinGuide Starred restaurants in #Illinois! we're super excited and have never eaten anywhere that fancy 😄 thanks to my mom for the great idea and for planning it ❤] beforehand, hence the start time. :) I'd #love to see you! Bring friends! (And as for gifts? All I ask if for you to go out and be like this teacher / badass #AsianAmerican woman who punched a Nazi despite being like 2 ft. shorter: http://twitter.com/TheJennyLam/status/897944770479304704 Hero / #aesthetic / #goals) .
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#me #chicago #throwback #portrait #happy #happiness #joy #cute #adorable #baby #instalove

Selfie Portrait Project
August 7th

In the mid 2000's I was strongly influenced by visual kei and jrock style. This is my imitation of Hisashi's hairstyle.
#visualkei #jrock #GLAY #jpop #asianamerican #myapalife #hapa #selfie #selfieproject #me #self #selfieportrait #latergram #identity #evolution #fun #2000s #collegedays #young #rock #musician #hair

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the International Hotel (I-Hotel) evictions of mostly elder Filipino Americans, manongs, in San Francisco. The Manilatown Heritage Foundation is hosting an event including speakers and a screening of the documentary, Fall of the I-Hotel, with director Curtis Choy in attendance. An early version of the film screened at the inaugural CAAM film festival in 1982.

#IHotel #manongs #history #activism #AsianAmerican #MyAPALife

#TBT to being 15 but looking 10. 😆 @chindienne, #me, Sneha, & @aisha_yousaf at Aisha's house for her surprise #birthday #party. ❣ From the #summer I used a #disposablecamera. ^^ ~#nofilter~
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#friends #girls #throwback #chicago #film #instalove #photooftheday

August 1st
Selfie Portrait Project
This new project is about deconstructing and reconstructing a typical selfie/self-portrait. I don't think the drive behind taking selfies is inherently narcissistic, I think it's often about trying to portray an image that is acceptable and accessible to others. Trying to show your family and friends that you are doing well or feeling OK. Maybe this is something I view through the lens of chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia/migraines since I don't present as ill most of the time and I know many other people hide their true feelings behind a selfie and hide their true selves behind a smile.
#selfieportrait #selfie #daily #localartist #localphotographer #dailyproject #diy #dailycreativity #digitalimage #hapa #asianamerican #myapalife #smile #teeth #manipulatedimage #crown #flowercrown #fibromyalgia

All hail Jenny of House Lam, first of her name. ⚔️ S/o to the staff here who got a kick out of my kicks and my #PrincessBride / #Simpsons mashup shirt.

Confirmed: I'm a time traveler. ⏳ (@a_glorious and I are at an event in a secret garden rn and we got our tintypes taken. 👯 Thanks for inviting me, @prisonerwineco! 🍷) #TheMakeryExperience
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#chicago #portrait #vsco #iphoneonly

Thank you and 謝謝 World Journal 世界日報 for the feature!
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For fluent Chinese readers, copy and read the full article here: http://www.worldjournal.com/5078052/article-%E5%BC%B5%E4%BD%B3%E9%88%BA%E7%99%BE%E5%A4%A9%E5%AF%AB%E6%88%90%E5%9B%9B%E5%85%92%E7%AB%A5%E8%AE%80%E7%89%A9/?ref=%E6%B4%9B%E6%9D%89%E7%A3%AF_%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E%E7%B8%BD%E8%A6%BD
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Side note: Still working through some final updates before I put in the big order to the printers! Stay tuned for more updates! 😄

Waiting for #Solange at #Pitchfork (see previous photo). #Shirt by #AsianAF. #P4kfest #selfie
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#me #chicago

1) Got called a Renaissance Woman a couple nights ago. One of my many dreams has now came true tbh. 👑🎨 2) Danced to George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic + A Tribe Called Quest at #P4kfest last night 🙌 (see my stories for videos; they'll be disappearing soon tho). & 3) (pictured here) Missing the #GameofThrones season 7 premiere (about to see #Solange at #Pitchfork rn!) but #throwback to last year when #Queen #MingNaWen shared my #doodle of #Mulan (true #MotherofDragons) on the #IronThrone. // part of my #ScribbleSunday series
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#art #artist #drawing #sketch #disney

After a nice break since hitting my Kickstarter goal, I'm ready to take on my 3rd project (1st being content creation and the 2nd being Kickstarter)...Project Fulfillment and processing orders! Fulfillment is defined by the achievement of something desired or promised, as in I had a sense of fulfillment when I successfully got this great selfie with my dog-nephew! (Swipe to see my other attempts. 😂)
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Thank you again to my supporters! If you haven't already, please complete the Kickstarter backer survey at your earliest convenience. Much appreciated and stay tuned!

I need this on a t-shirt. Whose got one? Maybe @cukui can make my cultural pride fashion dreams come true? LOL 👘🇯🇵🏮#hella #extra #nike #nikkei #swoosh #swish #Japanese #japaneseamerican #asianamerican #culture #stayrooted #culturalpride #fashion #sneakerhead #hypebeast #myapalife

Grateful for family this weekend. I'm exhausted and think I caught a cold in the process but every moment in the hot sun listening to ancient songs and remembering obachans, abuelas, and others no longer with us was special this year. I hope all who joined in the celebration had a blessed time. #MyAPALife

Dear young followers, this used to be state of the art tech, back in my day. Oh btw, we didn't have internet at this time (not even dial up). Sincerely, that mom friend who doesn't age 😋 #throwback #asiankid #90s #gateway #coolkid #newkidsontheblock #myapalife #freshofftheboat

Via Adrienne's phone: @a_glorious & me, #rooftop patio of @owenandenginechicago tonight. 💞
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#chicago #artists #friends #vsco #portrait #summer #night #light

Last chance to get your copy of Wedding Planning Galore before my Kickstarter ends! ⏱
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Great for boys and girls of all ages who all have that dream wedding! 👰🏻🤵🏻
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My 2nd book, Wedding Planning Galore, tells the silly story of a bride’s plan for an elaborate wedding until the groom thinks otherwise. (The cover says, "We're engaged!") Having planned my own wedding and formerly obsessed to become a wedding planner, I'm fully aware how indulgent weddings can be. I wrote this book to share that while it's great to celebrate love, don't forget that it's the marriage and not the wedding that counts. The characters are somewhat autobiographical, but I try to be thoughtful to make this relatable to couples of all race, religions, genders, and cultures.
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Follow link here http://kck.st/2rWt29P?ref=cq3jlx or in my bio to order this book in my 4 children's book collection on my Kickstarter! Avail only until 6/30! (2 of 4)

Last chance to get your copy of Siris the Rhino before my Kickstarter ends! ⏱
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Great for people and friends of people wearing glasses, pediatric eye care professionals, and rhino lovers! 🤓
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My 1st children's book, Siris the Rhino, is inspired by my journey growing up with bad eye vision. I started wearing glasses since 5. I had lasik last year of college. Most recently, I developed chronic uveitis and now glaucoma in my left eye, and I'm still wearing glasses. My book is about a green rhino who needs help seeing clearly. Siris (rhymes with "iris") meets a friendly kiwi bird who gladly helps Siris and the rest of his family see better. (Fact: Rhinos and kiwi birds can't see very well in real life.) It's a delightful story that appreciates eye care professionals and befriends anyone who needs a glasses-wearing friend.
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Follow link here http://kck.st/2rWt29P?ref=cq3jlx or in my bio to order this book in my 4 children's book collection on my Kickstarter! Avail only until Friday, 6/30! (1 of 4)

"Like a real-life Pepper Zhang, Angel Halo Chang celebrates her eccentricity. As a child, she preferred playing with a large cardboard box instead of dolls, collected cartoon lunch tins to use as purses, brought jump rope to play double dutch during the last month before high school graduation..."
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ICYMI read the rest of "Teacher Sees Lack of Asian American Authors in Children's Books, Finds Genius Solution" article by Heather Johnson Yu via @nextshark here! https://nextshark.com/teacher-sees-lack-asian-american-authors-childrens-books-finds-genius-solution/
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With just a few days left to my Kickstarter campaign, head to the link here http://kck.st/2rWt29P?ref=cq3jlx or in bio to support my project. Kickstarter ends 6/30/17. Thanks for your support!

LAST KICKSTARTER WEEK TO MY 1ST OFFICIAL CHILDREN'S BOOK COLLECTION! 😅🙃😩😱😨😂
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Choose from the following!
• Siris the Rhino: about a rhino who needs help seeing clearly!
• Today's Lesson: about "Ronald K. Crump" (did you catch that?) as a misbehaving young student
• Wedding Planning Galore: about how silly and indulgent wedding planning can be
• The Moose, The Moose: about an unaware moose in the wild
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Order 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16 books of your choice! Each order of a book comes with a $1 donation to @DonorsChoose, one of my favorite education charities. Don't want all the books? I'm happy to accept them as donations on your behalf for a back to-school book drive.
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Head to the link here http://kck.st/2rWt29P?ref=cq3jlx or in bio to learn more. Kickstarter ends Friday, 6/30/17. Thanks for your support!

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