This Has Been a Messy Year: Practicing Healthy Accountability
February 6, 2019

Avery Nguyen (they/them) is a member of APIENC’s Core Committee, and our Trans Justice Committee. After our retreats with the Wildfire Project, Avery wrote this reflection to share with the APIENC community.  This has been a messy year. Besides the … Continue reading

2019 Summer Organizer Program – Apply by March 1st
February 1, 2019

Do you want to work with trans, gender nonconforming, and queer API people and communities? Do you have a commitment to social justice? Are you ready to transform, learn concrete community organizing skills, and work to build movements for change? … Continue reading

Image description: colorful infographic titled "2018: How APIENC Has Grown", describing accomplishments in Leadership Development, Dragon Fruit Project, and Trans Justice.
2019? 😲 Let’s do this.
January 29, 2019

APIENC was first founded in 2004, and refounded in 2013, with a commitment to young, trans, and gender nonconforming leadership. This shift happened through intentional changes to our structure, work, and initiatives. 6 years later, we’ve grown in our understanding … Continue reading

Image description: APIENC Core, staff and Wildfire Facilitators (17 people total), pose in a group photo indoors, in front of big windows, smiling at the camera.
Sharing our Learnings: APIENC’s Transformation with the Wildfire Project
January 7, 2019

Mioi Hanaoka (she/they) has been a long-time supporter and member of APIENC. She is currently part of APIENC’s Communications and Core Committees. As a member of Core, Mioi took part in APIENC’s set of retreats with the Wildfire Project over … Continue reading

We Are Magic Manifested, and We Won’t Be Erased
October 22, 2018

APIENC’s Statement on the Leaked ‘Trans Memo’ Yesterday, The New York Times reported an unreleased memo from the Trump administration, which would aim to define sex as, “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” The memo, drafted by … Continue reading

Image description: Yiann is standing while holding an electric guitar, smiling toward something to the right. (Photo credit: Corky Lee)
Daring to Hope for a Just World: Reflections from the 2018...
September 10, 2018

Yiann Chou, one of our APIENC volunteers, attended the 2018 NQAPIA National Conference this past July in San Francisco, CA. They also performed with their band, kapwa the band, at the Arts Showcase Night. I felt grateful to be at … Continue reading

Image description: Nancy is outside, smiling toward the camera. She is wearing a red floral shirt. In back of her is a pond with plantlife growing in it.
Nancy Chen
September 9, 2018

Nancy Chen (she/her) has been volunteering with APIENC since 2015. She started off transcribing for the Dragon Fruit Project and joined the Core committee in 2017, APIENC’s leadership body. Nancy identifies as queer and non-binary. Outside of APIENC, Nancy works … Continue reading