An Interview with Eva Lou, Madeleine Editions

Editor's Note: Something we consider often is how language informs how we define and experience an ethnic or national identity. We wonder about the merits of raising bilingual, or even trilingual, children, and whether our mother tongues will ever find a place in communities that do not recognize them. Our contributors have discussed loss and mourning of such languages, but also learning and discovery. With language as vehicles in mind, Taiwanese American writer Eva Lou launched Madeleine Editions,…

Five Ways I Understand my Parents Differently Since Becoming a Mom

By Evita Wong Reprinted with permission from her blog: Mom, Take One I’ve pretty much always been close with my mom and my dad. I never really went through a notable rebellious phase in my teen years, and my mom has always described my personality as a kid as “xi nai,” or “adorably affectionate” in Taiwanese (I may be adding the “adorably” part). So, of course, I’ve always known that they love my sister and me. But, since having Emmy and experiencing how my heart comes close…

Lantern of Hope Talent Show with Miss Taiwanese America 2016

The 2016 Miss Taiwanese America Court invites you to attend the Lantern of Hope talent show to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our goal is to help children with a life-threatening conditions by making their wish come true. Come enjoy the show with us and help make a child's wish come true. We sincerely invite each one of you for this awesome night. Come meet the Miss Taiwanese America 2016 court and see the talents… Our mission is to promote Taiwanese-American culture and spread…

Volunteer with TAP in Austin

This holiday season, Taiwanese American Professionals - Austin (TAP-ATX) will be volunteering for Coats for Kids. On Saturday, December 10, 2016, thousands of Central Texas families will have the opportunity to find just the right warm winter coat for their eligible children at the 30th annual Coats for Kids. We will help distribute coats to children in need in Central Texas. Celebrating 30 years, Coats for Kids is one of the largest coat drives in the nation. To sign up to volunteer in the…

Family Giving Tree Event with TAP in SF

Come and join Taiwanese American Professionals - San Francisco (TAP-SF) for an AACO and TAP-SF 2015 Holiday Season Charity Event! This year, we are working with the Family Giving Tree (www.familygivingtree.org) organization. We will be doing a scavenger hunt for gifts for low-income families with children that are in need of some extra Holiday Cheer this year. By participating in the scavenger hunt, we will all get to do some SHOPPING (something most people already LOVE doing), while simultaneously…

Annual Holiday Mixer with TJCCC and TAP in Chicago

Get in the holiday spirit and join Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Chicago (TJCCC) & Taiwanese American Professionals - Chicago (TAP-Chicago) for our 3rd annual holiday mixer and toy drive event at Municipal Bar located in the heart of River North. We will be collecting new unwrapped toys (must be valued at $10-$15) that will be distributed as Christmas gifts to help under privileged children in the Chicago community experience the joy of Christmas. This year TAP-Chicago has partnered…