A portrait series at the intersection of personal identity and cultural heritage, THREADS is exploring who Asian-America is and can be.





memory, homeland, family, and magic; the poetry of Jasmine Respess

A marathon becomes more than a test of strength; it is a chance to fulfill a promise. After fleeing Afghanistan, the Boston Marathon offers an opportunity to say thanks.

A Short Story: As the world goes dark, the colors become more clear.

Stories from previous weeks:

What happens when a theater goes further than site-specific? When it embraces the ecology, the history, and the people you may get something akin to Carlos Uriona’s Double Edge Theater.

Nur Bepary does not need English to run his successful auto-repair shop. Instead he has tapped into the diversity of Queens with a staff and loyal customers from around the world who have all made NYC home.

Danielle Burity’s documentary takes us inside the mask of a costumed times square performer and the stories of the illegal immigrants that often take these jobs.






  • I Am an Immigrant. Someday You Might Be One, Too. -NYTimes

  • Breathing Space; The body my immigrant parents may never understand -GayMag

  • Unshackled Ventures has $20M to invest exclusively in immigrant founders -Techcrunch

  • Created By Immigrants, 10 Films Highlight The New Immigrant And Refugee Experience -WBur

  • ‘I have been doing my taxes every year,’ immigrant in US on TPS says as he lobbies for path to citizenship -Masslive

  • A Philippine immigrant’s memoir; summer residency for writers -Boston Globe

  • Using Multimedia Profiles to Tell Immigrant Stories -KQED

  • Bridging the Gap: A Chinese Immigrant in America & An Expatriate in China -Medium

  • One Day You Will Be One Of The Happier: The Voices and Poetry of Teen Immigrants -Teachers and Writers Magazine

  • Undocumented Storytellers at the Writers Guild Initiative -UnitedWeDream

  • What Makes You Special? -TED Talk

  • Sonia De Los Santos spreads joy, shares immigrant stories in original children's music -Lancaster Online

  • Doing Everything With Her Own Hands -The Immigrant Story

  • Gastor Almonte aims to tell an important story with ‘Immigrant Made’ -Vanyaland