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.

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Mixed Asian Media Hosts Its First Mixed Asian Day

Set for Sept. 16, it’s a day for mixed Asians to celebrate their heritages and be their full, authentic selves

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Road to Paris: Alex Massialas Says He’s ‘Vastly Proud to be Representing the U.S.’

In a new column covering the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this three-time Olympic fencer weighs in on his mixed-Chinese identity, competing amid a pandemic, and the next steps in his career


442: The APALA was the country’s first and only AA+PI national labor organization

In honor of Labor Day, we look at how more than 500 labor activists came together to give AA+PI workers a stronger voice

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442: The Lasting Legacy of Hawai’i’s Queen Liliʻuokalani

On Aug. 21, the anniversary of Hawai’i’s statehood, we take a look at the former kingdom’s last reigning monarch and her commitment to her people


Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop—And Its AA+PI Pioneers

Born and bred of Black street culture, these iconic Asian Americans have played a vital role in hip-hop’s mainstream success

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TAAF’s AAPI Nonprofit Database Makes Contributing to the Community Easy

The newly launched site is the first of its kind and gathers organizations all in one place

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‘Khmeraspora’: A Celebration of Cambodian Culture and Arts

The collaboration between the Long Beach Symphony and rapper PraCh Ly tells the story of a Cambodian American experience from the Khmer Rouge to present day

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In Mai Nguyen’s ‘Sunshine Nails,’ Nail Techs are Front and Center

The author talks growing up as a nail salon kid and clapping back at problematic customers in her debut book


442: Chinese Immigrants’ Hellish Experiences on Angel Island

For those who passed through the Bay Area immigration station, its 30 years of operation are an era considered best forgotten