“My mind went radio silent when my AP U.S History teacher asked our whole class if we thought the trial of the officer that killed George Floyd would be a turning point…it irked me.” Obse Abebe on the fights that continue for BIPOC communities. Read her essay at YR Media.Read More Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder, but Was Justice Truly Served?
What’s one of your biggest regrets? Season 5 of YR Media’s AdultISH podcast starts with Merk Nguyen answering that question. A rainy day recess and 15 years later, she and co-host Nyge Turner unpack the guilt that comes from being a mean friend. They also get advice from Merk’s former elementary school counselor on how […]Read More Owning Up: Taking Accountability for Being A Bully
After a year in lockdown, theater companies are more determined than ever to keep connecting with their audiences. SFBATCO shares its new approach to theater. Read more at YR Media.Read More How One Local Theater Company Got Creative During Quarantine
It’s never easy coming out, but the pandemic adds a whole other layer. Without the in-person aspect, it doesn’t necessarily feel easier or harder — it’s still complicated. Explore an interactive featuring teen coming out stories on YR Media. #TransVisibilityRead More Coming Out During Quarantine: 3 Trans Teens Share Their Stories
In many Asian American families right now, the focus is on safety and staying connected. For young adults like Amber Ly, she’s trying to spend more time supporting her parents who own a donut shop. “There are a lot of kids like me, who grew up playing at our parents’ nail salons, restaurants, laundromats, and […]Read More Looking After Our Asian Parents When The Rest of the World Won’t
We’re marking a year of quarantine and #Covid19 lockdowns. As students and teachers, we’re reflecting on how the last year in #VirtualLearning has been and how we feel about going back to school. “I would describe my online learning experience as a plane ride that makes it to its destination, but experiences turbulence along the […]Read More Zoomiversary: School on Screens
Living in a multigenerational household might be the norm if you come from a big ethnic family. But how is it different during a pandemic? Delilah Alvarado reports on what that’s been like for some young BIPOC adults. Read the full story at YR Media.Read More The Mental Price of Moving Back In With Your Big Ethnic Family
“When COVID-19 came to America and I heard our former president associating it to folx with Asian ancestry like myself…I was reminded that as a Vietnamese American, this kind of anti-Asian sentiment is not unfamiliar. It’s an unsettling truth that became so prominent that President Biden wrote a memorandum explicitly calling out racism, xenophobia and […]Read More 5 Organizations Combating Asian American Xenophobia
How do you capture the politics and personality of Fred Hampton: Black revolutionary, activist, and victim of the US Government’s violence? Writer/Director Shaka King decided to tell the story through the eyes of an FBI informant, sent to infiltrate the Black Panthers and assist in dismantling them. YR Media’s Riley Lockett reviews the film. View […]Read More ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Shines, But Stings Too
During the pandemic, the practice of manifesting your dream life has become increasingly popular. So what is it, really? And should you take part? Read the history behind it, and how people are using it as a mental health tool from YR Media.Read More Does Manifesting Really Make Your Dreams Come True?