The Turn to Authenticity
Illustration for Rice Paper Magazine
Rice Paper is a biannual, print-only, cultural+literary magazine that highlights Asian American accomplishments in Houston. It features the stories of AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) artists, entrepreneurs, and other figures in the Houston community. After collaborating with my friend Thu Nguyen, creator of the magazine, I did the illustration and title lettering in the first issue, for the piece "The Turn to Authenticity." This article draws attention to the concept of an "authentic" Asian-American cuisine experience--what makes an experience authentic?