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From the first drive from LAX into a country reliant on cars

Jack Ma is a 21-year-old student at the University of Washington studying Computer Engineering. He came to the United States from Guangzhou, China, in 2012 at age 15 with his parents after middle school.
Dec 24, 2018

Community leads effort to keep Khmer families together

The removals of 36 Khmer-American community members have sent shock waves through the community. However, the tide is turning. Following this latest wave, an ad hoc group led by some of the family members of the WA7 has come together.
Dec 21, 2018

I had accolades, but I wasn’t filling my own cup

It was on a day not so far in the past, when I had hit my darkest point in life, ironically, at a moment when, career-wise, I couldn’t have flown higher.
Dec 19, 2018

Sexual assault nurse examiners want safe, patient-centered process

The examination procedure is sensitive and detailed. Examiners do everything they can to help survivors feel comfortable.
Dec 18, 2018

Estelita’s Library offers literature, community and plátanos

Estelita's Library is a hidden gem tucked behind Beacon Avenue South.
Dec 17, 2018

Intersex and transgender Zambians rely on black market for hormone therapy

Some intersex and transgender Zambians say they administer their own hormone treatments without a doctor’s supervision to avoid discrimination and possible arrest.
Dec 14, 2018

Documentary reveals the doubt behind the confidence in China’s online streaming celebrities

Talent agents at YY.com carefully select these online celebrities, who are groomed and positioned to rake in money through with their online, streaming personalities.
Dec 13, 2018

SeaTac community mourns activist and city council member Amina Ahmed

Ahmed, 52, was an advocate for immigrants and refugees, working with the Refugee Women’s Alliance and serving as executive director for Partner in Employment in addition to her recent appointment to the SeaTac City Council.
Dec 12, 2018

K-beauty expands to the U.S. where customers demand a broader range of skin tones

More than 20 of America’s population are people of color. The beauty industry, in general, fails to accommodate for the market it serves.
Dec 11, 2018

Seeking change without the commodification of pain and suffering

Empathy is an incomplete theory of change that we must be willing to set aside. It is dangerous to try to strong arm it into every outreach strategy without examining its limits.
Dec 10, 2018

Being autistic, black and femme highlights the experience of living intersectionally

Autism doesn’t occur in a vacuum, and neither do any aspects of our intersectionality.
Dec 7, 2018

Boxing champion gives back by training village youth for free in northern Sri Lanka

For the past five years, Ramesh has been offering his boxing training free of charge four days per week. He said it's a way of giving back. As some of his students are now decorated boxing champions themselves.
Dec 5, 2018

Artist fills 10,000 bottles with polluted water for exhibition

Brother Nut filled 10,000 emptied bottles of Nongfu Spring water, a well-known brand of bottled water in China, with the polluted water that villagers have been drinking.
Dec 4, 2018

Local program leads charge to preserve Ladino language

It’s a language called Ladino. And what’s happening in this small office on the third floor of Thomson Hall at the University of Washington is an effort unlike any other currently to preserve a language and a culture that has been fading for the past hundred years.
Dec 3, 2018

Scenes from the border crossing in Tijuana

U.S. border agents deployed tear gas against migrants attempting to cross the border in Tijuana at El Chaparrel border crossing. Photographer Bruno Gallardo witnessed it all with his camera.
Nov 30, 2018

More women join Mexico City’s police force

The number of women in the police is growing slowly but consistently. In 2015, there were about 18,400 women across all police sectors in Mexico City. By the time that 2016 census figures were published, there were about 19,000 women in the police force.

Curating community: Indigenous arts show celebrates the process

From gallery shows, to artist residencies, to pop up markets and workshops, storytelling and shared meals, the many pieces of Yəhaw̓ are coming together to bring local Indigenous arts into focus.
Nov 29, 2018

Pregnantish debuts in Seattle to support 1 in 6 who struggle with infertility

Before Pregnantish, much of the existing literature on infertility was clinical. Andrea Syrtash wanted to produce non-medical “real talk” focusing on people’s relationships with their partners, jobs, friends and family, and with infertility itself.
Nov 28, 2018

Boats bring school to Bangladesh families hit by regular flooding

Many families in Bangladesh lose access to school due to flooding by annual monsoons. So Abul Hasanat Mohammed Rezwan designed boats to bring schools to children stranded at home.

Misconceptions about what it means for immigrants who get public services

“There is a lot of misconception about what it means to get public services.” ICHS Foundation board member Lu Jiang talks about her experiences as a newly-arrived immigrant and how ICHS saved her life.