Trisha Kim Inouye is an artist with a penchant for telling stories. She lives and works with her artist husband in Los Angeles. See more of her work at

Mixed Identity
Affirming the Whole Person
by Kaili Sandico

IN SEVENTH GRADE, I attended a camp where the speaker compared life to pie. Apple pie, to be exact.

Echoing Through the Generations of Japanese Americans
by Paul Matsushima

A FEW YEARS AGO, a couple of church friends and I visited Manzanar National Historic Site on the way to a fishing trip in Mammoth, California. It wasn't your typical detour — visiting an incarceration camp that imprisoned thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Looking for Arepa Moments
by Sarah Lee

I ANXIOUSLY PREPARED the room for an after-service workshop I was leading at my Chinese immigrant church. A group of first to third generation Chinese Americans began to gather inside, bustling with conversation as they grabbed their coffee and cha siu bao. I smiled and welcomed them, but doubted they fully embraced me.

Changing Obstacles to Vehicles
by Young Lee Hertig

ON NOVEMBER 6-7, 2014, The Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (ISAAC) organized our sixth annual symposium — and Los Angeles’ first-ever symposium between Asian American and African American faith leaders.