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Annie Kuo is a Seattle journalist who covers the Asian American community and other underrepresented voices. She or her work has appeared on TV, film, and NBC Asian America, Huffington Post, International Examiner, Seattle Globalist, ParentMap, Pregnantish, and Seattle Weekly.

Building bridges with the Thai community

Thai Community Fellow Early on in the fellowship program, I walked into a SoDo concert featuring Room 39 from Thailand. I knew beforehand of just a couple people who would be there and felt like...

Gaysia is a sexy romp through the “gayest continent on earth”

The minute I finished reading Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East, I knew I wanted to read it again. It is a triumph of a second book for Asian Australian writerBenjamin Law, and a joy for the reader who accompanies Law on his sexy romp through what he proclaims is the gayest continent on earth. (In his introduction, Law argues that since six of the world’s most populous countries are in Asia, then most of the world’s queer people must live in Asia, too.) 

Thai transgender women share their truths about social acceptance

The International Examiner interviewed Tanya Rachinee and Wora Tippayapaisal about their experiences as Thai transgender immigrants in Seattle.

Thai Cultural Society contemplates future in preservation of Thai performing arts

A cultural phenomenon is currently sweeping through Thailand due to the popularity of the Thai period TV drama, “Buppesannivas” (“Love Destiny”). The series, shot in places such as the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya,...

Opinion: Infertility awareness is a critical need among Asians

If you or someone you know has trouble conceiving or maintaining pregnancy, it’s because infertility is quite common. And if you don’t know of anyone, it’s likely because they just aren’t talking about it – especially in family-focused Asian cultures, where infertility often carries a stigma. Embarrassment and shame can lead many people to avoid their usual sources of support in friends and family, and suffer in silence

Thai American Senator Tammy Duckworth Makes History

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, made history today (April 9, 2018) when she gave birth to her second child, a baby girl by the name of Maile Pearl. Sen. Duckworth, 50, is the first...

Lions Ambition showcases at South by Southwest

A week after returning from their first official South by Southwest (SxSW) Music showcase in Austin, the voices of Lions Ambition – vocalist Richard Austria and emcees Frankie Starr and Marlon Turner – sat...

“Bad Genius” elevates international attention to Thai filmmaking

Thanks to the enthusiastic suggestion of three officers from the UW Thai Student Association, I attended a screening of Bad Genius on campus and learned why the movie is the most internationally successful Thai...