We had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Oscar winning filmmaker and director of Pixar's Turning RedDomee Shi. Born in Chongqing, China and raised in Toronto, Canada, Domee’s lived experiences imbue her storytelling with authenticity and boundary pushing boldness. Not to mention she’s breaking barriers as the first woman and person of color to solo direct a Pixar feature animated film. We chatted with Domee about tween life, artistic process, Chinatowns, anime, and her favorite fruit.
The latest book by Bay Area Taiwanese American children's book author Margaret Chiu Greanias, Amah Faraway, beautifully illustrates a relatable tale on maintaining family connections across distance, language, and cultures. We had the pleasure of interviewing Margaret and illustrator Tracy Subisak to hear more about their experiences growing up and staying rooted with their families.