Seattle webseries aims for depth in transgender storylines

Seattle-based transgender activist, producer, and artist Aneesh Sheth, launched a Kickstarter and filmed a pilot of original webseries "CRAVE."
Jun 24, 2015
Nyky Gomez, founder of Brown Recluse Zine Distro. (Photo by Atoosa Moinzadeh)

Brown Recluse Zine Distro spins a worldwide web for creatives of color

From a suitcase in Georgetown, Nyky Gomez is spreading zines by people of color around the world.
Feb 11, 2015
Participants in the Muslim Youth Leadership Program pose for a photo behind the Northwest Cable News desk. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

Young Muslims seek careers correcting media misrepresentations

Can training young Muslims for leadership roles improve public perceptions of Islam?
Aug 20, 2014
Dede Adhanom's son King holding family photo in a still from "Unified Struggle." (Courtesy of Guerrilla Films)

“Unified Struggle” film tackles deportation, justice, and activism

Giday “Dede” Adhanom is a mother of three living in Seattle, who has devoted most of her life to activism. She’s worked on issues of youth violence, housing access, employment, and the juvenile prison expansion. She’s also spent much of her life fighting her own deportation. In an effort to call attention to the persecution […]
Apr 23, 2014
The author graduated in the top 1% of her class at Bellevue High School. (Photo by Melanie Hassler)

Student attitudes not keeping up with growing diversity in Bellevue schools

As a graduate of Bellevue High School’s Class of 2011, and a person of color, I am skeptical that demographic changes will mean more opportunity for students of color on the east side.
Mar 17, 2014
(Photo courtesy Sarey Savy)

Cambodian singer Sarey Savy steps into adulthood with new EP

Meet the queer White Center teen determined to be the first Cambodian American to make a mark on the music biz.
Mar 5, 2014

Facebook’s new gender identities exclude non-English Speakers

Last week, Facebook introduced 58 different gender identity options. But they're only available to U.S. English-speaking users.
Feb 20, 2014
Sung and Un “Missy” Bang, owners of The Original Deli, which is slated to close at the end of the week. (Photo by Atoosa Moinzadeh)

Immigrant shop owners downtown say they’re singled out for displacement

When landlords terminate the leases on small businesses, they usually have the law on their side. Is that all that matters?
Feb 5, 2014
A street scene from Yazd, Iran. (Photo by Nate Robert).

New doors opening for travel to Iran

A recent boom in tourism to Iran has sparked excitement in the Seattle travel community. It’s also created a new sense of hope for Iranian American youth like me that we might finally be able to visit the country our parents fled decades ago. The Financial Times recently placed Iran at the top of its list […]
Jan 28, 2014
Nelly Kinsella shows off the website of the Washington health insurance exchange before it's launch on October 1st. (Photo by Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Immigrant service providers frustrated with Healthplanfinder site

Local organizations like Sea Mar and Global to Local are hoping to seize on a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to get immigrants and refugees insured.
Dec 17, 2013
Grayson Toliver at the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon in Iceland. (Photo courtesy Grayson Toliver)

From Seattle to Scandinavia, different takes on gender identity

Why the cold-climate countries of Northern Europe can be hard to adjust to for LGBTQ Seattleites.
Nov 18, 2013
Zines picked up at the Race Riot! Tour stop on Capitol Hill last week. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Race Riot! zine tour touches down in Seattle

In Seattle and around the globe, people of color are carving out their own spaces in a traditionally white-dominated zine culture.
Oct 31, 2013