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: Ethan stands indoors, smiling at the camera and holding a small whiteboard that reads: "I dream of resilient, safe, and interdependent queer & trans Asian & Pacific Islander communities everywhere."
Ethan Li
January 7, 2019

JAN 2019 | ETHAN LI Ethan is a queer and nonbinary Chinese+Taiwanese American who grew up in the Midwest. They are a graduate student working on bioengineering research at Stanford while also building queer community: Transitioning into my program while … 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

Image description: JoJo is leaning against a wall, head tilted slightly and looking at the camera.
JoJo Ty
November 13, 2018

JoJo (they/he) is an active APIENC volunteer and community leader. Jojo has brought their expertise on community walking tours to the Dragon Fruit Project Walking Tour and our Trans Justice Committee. More recently, they have helped create the graphics for … Continue reading

Jasmin is outdoors at a community garden holding a box of dead plant material while smiling toward the camera.
I’m transforming into a more powerful version of myself. Will you...
November 12, 2018

This is Jasmin Hoo, the new Community Organizer at APIENC. In this past month since I’ve started, I’ve been asked to reimagine what community care and accountability look like, stretched to practice new organizing skills, and encouraged to confront my … Continue reading

Image description: A graphic featuring a large tree with many pink fruits. Text reads “#growAPIENC, grow with APIENC: ourselves, our communities, our movements.”
grow: ourselves, our communities, our movements
November 1, 2018

From November 1 – 18, grow with APIENC! This Fall, we need to raise $15,000 to continue growing our work. From our 9th cohort of Summer Organizers, to our 300+ person Trans March contingent, to the launch of our Dragon … 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