Name Kimi Mehl
Location Saugus, CA, USA
What do you do? I am currently a student at California Lutheran University, going for a BS in Biology with a double minor in Psychology and Chemistry. My ultimate goal is to become a pediatric oncologist. Along with studies, I am on the CLU Dive Team, Dance Team, Programs Board, and Women’s Chorale. I recently became a Student Supervisor in the CLU’s Pearson Library and am currently interning at Simi Valley Hospital as a COPE Health Scholar. My main challenge is time management, but I love being busy and couldn’t imagine my life any other way. 
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tumblr.js update

We just published v1.1.0 of the tumblr.js API client. We didn’t make too much of a fuss when we released a bigger update in May, but here’s a quick run-down of the bigger updates you may have missed if you haven’t looked at the JS client in a while:

  • Method names on the API are named more consistently. For example, blogInfo and blogPosts and blogFollowers rather than blogInfo and posts and followers.
  • Customizable API baseUrl. We use this internally when we’re testing new API features during development, and it’s super convenient.
  • data64 support, which is handy for those times when you have a base64-encoded image just lying around and you want to post it to Tumblr.
  • Support for Promise objects. It’s way more convenient, if you ask me. Regular callbacks are still supported too.
  • Linting! We’ve been using eslint internally for a while, so we decided to go for it here too. We’re linting in addition to running mocha tests on pull requests.

Check it out on GitHub and/or npm and star it, if you feel so inclined.

tumblr.js REPL

When we were updating the API client, we were pleasantly suprised to discover a REPL in the codebase. If you don’t know, that’s basically a command-line console that you can use to make API requests and examine the responses. We dusted it off and decided to give it its own repository. It’s also on npm.

If you’re interested in exploring the Tumblr API, but don’t have a particular project in mind yet, it’s a great way to get your feet wet. Try it out!

Name Jenny Lam
Location Chicago, IL, USA
What do you do? I’m the Chicago-born daughter of Hong Kong immigrants, I’m a Columbia University graduate, and I’m an artist, independent curator, and writer. (Among other things: I founded a free English tutoring program for children in Chinatown when I was in high school, had my short story—an anti-racism allegory of dragons rising up against their human oppressors—published when I was 13… TL;DR I’m an Asian Doing Everything.) Recently, I curated an interactive exhibition called LEXICON, which opened at Chicago’s Zhou B Art Center on June 17. Featuring over 40 artists, this show won’t include any artist statements; visitors will be able to write what each piece means to them onto Post-its and display their interpretations next to the art. (It’s a follow-up to my show I CAN DO THAT—named audience choice for “Best Art Exhibit” in NewCity—where visitors physically changed and replicated the art.) I also have an ongoing public art project, Dreams of a City, which received the Individual Artists Program grant from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and I’m writing and illustrating my own children’s books. You can find me at Artists on the Lam (named “Best Visual Arts Blog” in the Chicago Reader).
More Website | LEXICON | Dreams of a City | I Can Do That | Writing
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Name Jenny Dorsey
Location New York City, NY, USA
What do you do? I’m a professional chef and culinary consultant based in NYC. I started my career in management consulting and was on the “fast track” as the youngest MBA admit for Columbia Business School. Except I hated the industry I was in. I decided to leave and completely start over in the culinary industry; I went to culinary school and worked all sorts of jobs within the food business to find my ‘niche’. Those years were tough - restaurants pay very little, even the Michelin-starred ones. My goal was to learn as much as I could, as fast as I could, and I began to slowly freelance and develop my own practice. Now I have my own culinary consulting firm that’s growing steadily, I run a successful supperclub called I Forgot It’s Wednesday, and have gotten a good amount of press and media coverage for both.
More Jenny Dorsey Consulting | I Forget It’s Wednesday
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2 Jobs available at the Vietnamese Youth Development Center in San Francisco

½ - Full time, Clinical Case Manager, $30-$37/hour.

Please apply or forward to any awesome licensed therapists or clinicians you know! If they are API or Southeast Asian - double bonus!

2/2 - Title: Group Facilitator - Consultant for Strengthening Families Program

Contract Period: September 2016-December 30th 2016 and February 2017- June 30th, 2017
Salary/Contract Amount: $25/hour, 5 hours/week
Brief Description: Facilitate weekly family workshops to parent(s)/Guardian(s) and middle school aged youth, dinner included for all
*Must be available in the evening hours 5:30-9 pm & attend a 2-day training in the first week of August 2016.


Please submit a cover letter as to why you are interested in this position along with your resume via email or mail to Mory Chhom at mory@vydc.org or VYDC, 166 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Their designs haven’t changed, they just got some small adjustments.

What else can I add… All of Api’s light blue areas got 3 lines (unless he extend his arms or legs), except for his neck and fingers. Fingers; 2 lines. Neck; 1 line (neck got two lines if his casing is removed). Only his arms and legs can extend, neck can withdraw a bit.

Those are not teeth, it’s some kind of, uh… cooler filter. (I knooow, it’s confusing. I just really like drawing smiles like this).

Virus’ binary tail always appear very 2D, it doesn’t get affected by lights and shadows. His main body does though.

Colors can be adjusted for both of them, depending what works best for the picture/scene they’re in. Api’s spheres are technically black, but I usually color them the same colors as the rest of his lineart.

I think that’s all!

Name Johnnie Nguyen
Location Denver, CO, USA
What do you do? My name is Johnnie - I’m a political activist and undergraduate student. My work entails being involved with local campaigns ranging from the City to Congressional level, youth advocacy, civil rights, diversity, and State Legislature. As a student, I’m studying political science with hopes of pursuing a law degree. Asian Americans are highly underrepresented in public service and Federal agencies because of our cultural norms pushing us to avoid being a ‘voice’ and rather live a life of content in making money. With acknowledging that, it inspired me to be a voice for the voiceless because of this lack of representation. A specific time I felt a struggle as an Asian American in politics was when I testified before the State Senate for a bill that would have mandated multicultural education in in our history courses taught in K-12. However as I testified, the middle aged caucasian men sitting before me completely disregarded my testimony, ate potato chips, and laughed at side conversations. This made me feel powerless because Asians don’t come off as “assertive.” However the sense of disempowerment was only temporary, because it refreshed my mindset to continue fighting for Asian American issues regardless of discrimination.
More LinkedIn | CU Denver Today Feature | Denver Young Dems Profile
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#transcrushtuesday : @brownroundboi as @brunomars . “ #BrunoMars is a short, big-haired, Filipino man. Since he was a child, he’s been performing in front of crowds, which is something I really identify with. I love that he’s all about sharing his heartbreak, and I feel like he understands the sources and roots of music — honors black artists, and honors Motown and R&B — in ways that a lot of musicians don’t. So I’m like, ‘OK, Bruno, you cute; I’ll sing your songs in karaoke and dress like you and wear a little pompadour and do my people proud.’ It was hilarious to pose like him! I felt like his uncle.” Full article on bzfd.it/29wmEM1 #gendernonconforming #qtpoc #transpoets #transpeopleofcolor #qpoc #kayulandaybarrett #sdqtpoc #brunomars #transasians #Artist #art4 #api #pilipinx

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Name Heather Kim
Location Minneapolis, MN, USA
What do you do? I am a tattoo artist. It’s been a ridiculously difficult journey–I work in a notoriously misogynistic, sexist, & racist industry AND my loving Korean immigrant family is uneasy & unsupportive of my career choice. But I know I was meant to do this; I was made to do this. I fiercely love what I get to do for my lifework. I get to draw custom constructs of identity for my clients so they feel like truer better more beautiful versions of themselves. 
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Interview with Webcomic Artist Kez: A Love Letter to the Self – The Chinese Kite

Hey! An interview I did with @thechinesekite (on twitter) finally got posted! I talk a lot about my experiences growing up, comics and my work as a pediatric bone marrow transplant nurse. Scott did such an amazing job and he’s continually doing great work for the API community. I cannot thank him enough for putting this together in such an eloquent way.