Yi-Yi stands behind a table, smiling, and displaying peace sign with their right hand. On the table are zines and artwork on display.
Yi-Yi Kung
September 12, 2017

YI-YI, an active dissenter of the wine-whine merger, is one of the many artists in the APIENC family. Yi-Yi grew up in Georgia where it was hard to find queer and/or Asian community and to be grounded in their identity as … Continue reading

Image description: Wai Yee, wearing black, faces forward at the camera with drawn animal ears and whiskers.
Wai Yee Poon
July 6, 2017

WAI YEE POON, a self described badass bitch and tender hard femme, is an active APIENC volunteer as well as a community organizer for Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). Growing up with immigrant working-class parents, Wai Yee witnessed inequality in … Continue reading

Image Description: Caroline, wearing a black long-sleeved shirt with a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge, smiles while slightly facing the ground.
Caroline Truong
May 10, 2017

CAROLINE TRUONG has been an active volunteer with APIENC since last year and is part of our Trans Justice Working Group. Most recently, Caroline supported the curriculum development facilitation of our February Trans Justice Training for Trainers and was an … Continue reading

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APIENC Springterns!
March 7, 2017

This month we wanted to highlight our springterns, Gibson, Quinton, and Katie! Gibson, who identifies as a cisgender male, is currently a freshman at UC Berkeley where he studies Political Science and Economics and also works as a Crime and … Continue reading

Image Description: Calvin, wearing a grey beanie and grey jacket, smiles while sitting on a blue exercise ball.
Calvin Ho
January 19, 2017

CALVIN HO, one of the most energetic and active volunteers at APIENC, identifies as a gay Asian-American of Cambodian, Thai, and Chinese ancestry, though his ethnic identity is complex. Calvin currently studies psychology at San Francisco State University. With APIENC, … Continue reading

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Grace Kong
November 8, 2016

GRACE KONG, one of APIENC’s wonderful volunteers, identifies as a lesbian feminist and as an Excel geek. Grace currently works at the San Francisco International Airport, using her skills to work in data and financial analysis. Grace has been involved … Continue reading

Image Description: Three queer people stand smiling towards the camera at the 2016 Trans March.
Alison Lin
September 14, 2016

ALISON LIN, a queer, mixed-race (Chinese-American and white) woman, has been an active volunteer with APIENC since she moved to the Bay Area three years ago. Alison currently works with social justice nonprofits, where she  focuses on collaboration, embodied leadership, … Continue reading