Blog Profiles: Asian-American Blogs, Volume 2

PR Newswire: Asian American Blogs V2

Welcome to Blog Profiles. Each week, PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting, contributing, and blogging about the space. While Christine is on maternity leave, Mary Johnson will be filling in. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tell us why on PR Newswire for Bloggers.

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, which honors their rich, diverse culture. This week, I am sharing some brilliant blogs written by Asian-American bloggers. (If you missed volume one of our Asian-American blog profiles, check it out here.)

Thick Dumpling Skin was founded by Lynn Chen and Lisa Lee, who connected over their shared experiences of body image and food. Through their friendship, they created a space for Asian Americans to come together to discuss and share stories about the “unhealthy quest, past and present, for the ‘perfect’ body.”

I was particularly touched by Lynn’s #Dear15ME letter to her 15-year-old self, which speaks honestly about what her life is like today, sharing her hindsight vision in an effort to encourage teens to love and accept themselves as who they are – right now.

In addition to the blog, Lynn has a podcast, The Actor’s Diet. She recently shared her interview with Joy Cho from Oh Joy! on Thick Dumpling Skin when Joy’s new book was launched (which leads me to the next blog!).

Follow @dumplingskin on Twitter.

Oh Joy! is a blog about design, food, and family. It’s written by Joy Cho, the owner of a graphic design studio and author of several books.

Joy’s blog is just beautiful. The photos are eye-catching and colorful; her writing is warm and friendly. Her blog is like talking to a friend – a conversation that hopefully takes place over a plate of her mini citrus cakes, which look amazing and simple to make. They (and Joy) also make an appearance in a Target Style video.

Her creativity in the kitchen is seen in both her food and the decor of her open kitchen. She shares how she adds color and organization to her kitchen, which is often neglected when decorating a home.

Follow @ohjoystudio on Twitter.

Looking to chronicle daily life and her personal style, Chriselle Lim created The Chriselle Factor, which led to the launch of her YouTube channel with more than 490,000 subscribers.

I have personally become obsessed with wearing makeup again, but I’m usually working against the clock in the mornings, so I can appreciate her favorite cosmetics that have a dual purpose. I also found her post on 7 Beauty Ways to Use Ice illuminating. Using ice cubes to close pores before applying makeup is pure genius.

Chriselle recently shared her baby’s 100th day celebration, which is a significant milestone in Korean culture. The flower-filled photos of Chriselle and baby are elegant and gorgeous, and she writes about her thought process behind the party as well as what it’s like to be a new mom a hundred days in.

Follow @CHRISELLEtweets on Twitter.

Filipino Kitchen’s goal is simple – help connect Filipinos with their roots through food.

Sarahlynn and Natalia blog weekly about Filipino restaurants like Boston’s Pamangan! Filipino pop-up dinners and recipes like lugaw, a Filipino rice porridge.

Filipino Kitchen is visually appealing in its layout and in the photos they use. I also like how they incorporate Instagram and videos into their posts to tell a well-rounded story.

Follow @filipinokitchen on Twitter

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for Asian-related news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you on PR Newswire for Journalists.

Mary Johnson is the office manager in the PR Newswire Cleveland office. You can find her blogging at ineedaplaydate.com or oversharing on Instagram. Follow her on Twitter at @mryjhnsn.

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