Our Story

Every story has a beginning

Amidst swirling conversations about our childhood, parents, partners, and struggles, a group of friends were inspired to surface the real, amazing, and untold stories of Asian Americans. Slant'd encourages self-discovery through creative storytelling, as told by a diverse generation just trying to answer the question, "Who am I?" By flipping a stereotype on its head, Slant'd aims to redefine what it means to be Asian American.

Our mission
Slant’d aims to cultivates cultural empathy among people of different races, perspectives, and experiences, so together, we can celebrate the diversity that makes us all beautifully—and unequivocally—human.

Who we are
Slant’d is a media company that celebrates Asian American identity through personal storytelling. By empowering real people to share real stories, Slant’d provides a refreshing take on the Asian American narrative and sparks an intersectional dialogue that breaks boundaries between assumption and reality. 

Our Team

Slant’d is currently completely volunteer-run. The founding team is made up of a group of #badasians from different upbringings, but who are all connected by a shared desire to uncover the complexity of Asian American identity through creative storytelling.

Editors-in-Chief // Katerina Jeng & Krystie Mak
Chief of Staff // Gerui Li
Copy Editor // Michelle Koh
Art Directors // Yoko Kristiansen & Vanessa Shyu
Head of Merchandising // Amber Luan
Head of Digital // Tessa Ku
Social Media Manager // Alyssa Rao

There are exciting things on the horizon! We are looking for additional #badasians to join our team. If you’re interested in helping us reclaim the Asian American narrative, then send us a note at hello@slantd.media with the following:

  • Resume
  • Short blurb about why you’re passionate about Asian American identity
  • Short blurb about why you're interested in getting involved with Slant’d
  • What skills you can bring to the team


February 2018: The Hundreds: 7 Modern Day Zine Makers on Empowerment, Resistance, and the Post-Internet Zine Renaissance

December 2017: 100 Most Influential Asians of 2017

December 2017: Talks at Google: The Making of an Asian American Magazine

September 2017: Asian Avenue Magazine: Community Profiles of People Making an Impact

August 2017: CBS News: New magazine upends Asian-American stereotypes

June 2017: Westword: Asian American Mag Slant’d Launches After the Slants Win SCOTUS Case

June 2017: Colorlines: New Magazine Aims to Illuminate Asian Americans in All Their Complexity

Interested in writing a piece about Slant’d?
Email us at hello@slantd.media and check out our press kit.