Samantha Pak

Samantha Pak (she/her) is an award-winning Cambodian American journalist from the Seattle area and assistant editor for JoySauce. She spends more time than she’ll admit shopping for books than actually reading them, and has made it her mission to show others how amazing Southeast Asian people are. Follow her on Twitter at @iam_sammi and on Instagram at @sammi.pak.


Meet the Author Behind this Season’s Buzziest Debut Novel

Writer Samantha Pak talks to Delia Cai, whose ‘Central Places’ imagines what her life could have looked like


The Asian American Women We Millennials Looked Up to

Writer Samantha Pak with a list of badass AA+PI women ’80s and ’90s babies wished they could be when they grew up

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‘Superfan’: Come for the Kardashians, Stay for Lessons in White Supremacy

Author Jen Sookfong Lee’s latest book delves into life through the lens of pop culture

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442: How a Group of Japanese Americans Avoided Incarceration during WWII

Led by Fred Wada, the Keetley Colony refused to live behind barbed wire


We Need More AA+PI Rom-Coms!

A passionate book nerd weighs in on who she’d cast if her favorite books were made into movies


442: The AA+PI Players Who Made NFL History

Did you know Asian Americans have been part of professional football since the league’s early days?


Love lessons: What I’ve learned about relationships from my Cambodian parents

It’s more than public displays of affection and saying, ‘I love you’


For Your Listening Pleasure: The Asian and Pacific Islander Artists Up for GRAMMYs

And the nominees are…

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Disney’s ‘American Born Chinese’ brings Chinese mythology to life

Michelle Yeoh as a goddess? Yes please!