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Susan Lieu's Debut Memoir: The Manicurist's Daughter

Susan Lieu's Debut Memoir: The Manicurist's Daughter

Susan Lieu, a performing artist, playwright, author, and daughter of Vietnamese refugees, spent decades sea...

Seattle's First Asian American and Cambodian Owned Bookstore

Seattle's First Asian American and Cambodian Owned Bookstore

Seattle’s first Asian American and independently owned bookstore opened in October of last year by Sokha Da...

Advancing API Representation in Film & TV

Advancing API Representation in Film & TV

Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, it’s hard to remember much Asian representation on screen. If there were...

Very Asian x WE ARE CHIMMI Collab

Very Asian x WE ARE CHIMMI Collab

   Very Asian Inc., a leading purpose-led media company that amplifies Asian news, people, and businesses, ...

How Tuan Andrew Nguyen Turns Memories into Art

How Tuan Andrew Nguyen Turns Memories into Art

  Vietnamese-American artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen and his family emigrated from Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh), Vie...

The New York Immigration Coalition, Advocates of Immigrant NYers

The New York Immigration Coalition, Advocates of Immigrant NYers

Even though New York is one of the most ethnically diverse states in the nation, many of its immigrants sti...

Reclaiming Mental Health as an Asian American

Reclaiming Mental Health as an Asian American

We face barriers as Americans in accessing equitable health care, including mental health care. It may be d...

Making Freedom Real for Survivors of Trafficking

Making Freedom Real for Survivors of Trafficking

Human trafficking is a global human rights issue that impacts the most vulnerable in the United States an...

Reis und Papier

Reis und Papier

Huong Truong is a graphic designer based in Berlin, founder of Reis und Papier (German for Rice and Paper)...

It Gets Better Project: A Global Movement

It Gets Better Project: A Global Movement

In 2010, more than 70,000 LGBTQ+ people and their allies uploaded videos and stories to provide hope and en...

More Than Just Tea

More Than Just Tea

The last business we're highlighting as part of our NYC Chinatown series this AAPI Heritage month in celebr...

Oldest Vietnamese Restaurant in NY Chinatown

Oldest Vietnamese Restaurant in NY Chinatown

In celebration of our NY Forever x WE ARE CHIMMI collaboration and AAPI Heritage month, our third highlight...

We Need Gun Control Now

We Need Gun Control Now

Like many Americans we are incredibly heart-broken and frustrated by the mass shooting at Robb Elementary S...

Treat Yo' Self at Milk & Cream

Treat Yo' Self at Milk & Cream

We continue our highlight of NYC Chinatown businesses to celebrate our NY Forever x WE ARE CHIMMI collabora...

Meet Us At Ting's

Meet Us At Ting's

In collaboration with NY Forever, we launched line of a limited edition t-shirt and scrunchies in celebrati...

Brooklyn Meets Kawaii Culture

Brooklyn Meets Kawaii Culture

One of our favorite things about running WE ARE CHIMMI is the ability to build and connect with communities...

Helping Survivors Rise Above Violence

Helping Survivors Rise Above Violence

  On March 16, 2021, a shooting spree occurred at three spas in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Rethinking Our Food System

Rethinking Our Food System

  There are times when you meet profoundly inspirational people who uplift you and make you want to do ...

The Bookstore We Always Wanted

The Bookstore We Always Wanted

  The first Asian American woman-owned bookstore arrived in New York City at the end of 2021 in the midst o...

Meet Our Holiday Cause Partners

Meet Our Holiday Cause Partners

    The founding of WE ARE CHIMMI ties back to the love of our cultural foods, pride in our heritage, and a...

The Ali Forney Center

The Ali Forney Center

  This is the story of Ali Forney. After facing rejection from his family and being placed in several foste...

Send Chinatown Love

Send Chinatown Love

  May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. While we should celebrate ALL of our unique...

#ENDWHITESUPREMACY

#ENDWHITESUPREMACY

This past week we witnessed unspeakable tragedy. Three separate shootings took place at three spas in A...

The Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative

  The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 by a widely acclaimed pub...

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund

  The NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) was founded in 1940 as the country’s first civil and human rights lega...

The Young Center

The Young Center

  It is our great pleasure to introduce you to…  The Young Center.  Every year tens of thousands of childre...

My Love Letter To K-Pop

My Love Letter To K-Pop

  To say that I had an unusual childhood would be an understatement. Growing up, our family never lived in ...

Children of Immigrants

Children of Immigrants

  Hi! We wanted to give you more background on us and what we hope to achieve. So here we go! We're Hoa and...

What We've Been Up To

What We've Been Up To

  WELCOME! Perhaps you have been following us on social, heard of us from someone, or even stopped by our p...