Kollaboration Boston 3 empowers and entertains


The third Kollaboration Boston talent show took place on Oct. 11 at the Berklee Performance Center. Kollaboration is a nonprofit organization dedicated in providing a platform for young Asian American artists to showcase their talents. Its mission is “Empowerment through Entertainment.” Continue reading

Cultural stigma hurts Asian American teens with depression

most Asian American teens are emotionally healthy and thriving. But government statistics suggest that a substantial number struggle emotionally. Among Asian American high school students, 29 percent have reported feeling “sad or hopeless” for at least two weeks in a row during the past year, enough to interfere with their daily lives, according to a recent national youth survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That figure is slightly higher than that of teens from all racial groups, 28 percent. Continue reading

Mayor Lisa Wong leads with grace under pressure


It’s hard to believe now, but Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong was voted second-most bashful in high school.
“Now I speak all the time publicly,” Wong said. Today, the first Asian American mayor in Massachusetts speaks with confidence and poise: making eye contact, holding her chin up and smiling warmly. Continue reading