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At 85, Tacoma Sumi Artist Fumiko Kimura Continues To Explore Artmaking Process

Exhibition at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College

A Circuit Left Open: Thoughts from the 2014 Tule Lake Pilgrimage

A personal account by Tamiko Nimura

Amy Tan’s Valley of Amazement Reaches Vast Expanse, Satisfies

"I give my right hand to the Occidentals and my left to the Orientals, hoping that between them they will not utterly destroy the insignificant “connecting link.” —Sui Sin Far, “Leaves from the Mental...

Two Filipina Women Searching for Their American Dream

In the opening scene of Marivi Soliven’s prize-winning novel “The Mango Bride,” the long-suffering cook Marcela uses the knife from a plate of mangoes to stab Señora Concha, her employer. Though the narrator immediately...

No Ordinary Judge: The Memory of Those Loved and Lost

As the second woman to be elected to Malaysia’s Supreme Court, Yun Ling Teoh is no ordinary judge. Yet, in 1987, she takes an early retirement without explanation. During her supervisor’s speech at her...

Dear America: The Fences Between Us

For a 13-year old American girl during wartime, how much sacrifice is necessary, or possible? Kirby Larson’s young adult book, “The Fences Between Us” tackle that question on two fronts. When we meet Piper Davis,...