Selected works

“Hiding and Hiding”: Undocumented Filipinx Americans Living in the Shadows // Catapult Magazine, featured on This Week in Essays on The Rumpus

“Knowing that one error could compromise her I-140 application, Ivy felt pressured to present herself as an ‘ideal immigrant.’ She silently endured the trauma from the hit-and-run and tried to scrub the accent from her English. ‘You feel you have no choice,’ she tells me.”

On American Born Chinese // Post- Magazine

“Revisiting American Born Chinese in 2016 reinstills a careful optimism that authentic Asian American stories can be told—and that they can also make their place in mainstream American media where they belong.”

The Disturbing Clairvoyance of Black Mirror // Post- Magazine

In many ways, the world of ‘Nosedive’—with its commentary on the desire for validation, on how easy it is for the wealthy, beautiful, and white to achieve popularity—merely makes explicit the social machinations already at play today. Black Mirror impels us as viewers to recognize ourselves in the horror that unfolds—not just as onlookers, but as culpable participants.”

When a Stranger Calls // Post- Magazine

“Beyond clever use of 80s artifacts, the Duffer Brothers’ stripped-down approach to spooky sci-fi allows the show to bare real-life monsters:… The school bullies. The fraying friendships. The fear that no one is listening to you.”

Undergrads help high school students register to vote // Brown Daily Herald

“One important factor in encouraging high school students to vote is the ‘near-peer’ relationship between high school students and college students, Black said. The small age difference between the two groups means high schoolers see college students as accessible, authentic role models.”

The rest

Trouble in the Galaxy // Post- Magazine

Asian American Slackers // Post- Magazine

Family Horror Story // Visions Literary Magazine

Finding the Lost Voices with YA Historical Fiction // The Open Book Blog, LEE & LOW Books

My Friend Cora, and Other Children’s Books About Filipinos // The Open Book Blog, LEE & LOW Books

Bridging Stories and Communities // The Open Book Blog, LEE & LOW Books

Stories of Impact: Lenses on Water // Brown University Swearer Center for Public Service

Ladd Observatory nominated to be a historical landmark // Brown Daily Herald

And just for fun…
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