The people of Hawai’i celebrate Lei Day every year on May 1st

Pineapple doesn’t make a pizza Hawaiian, here’s why

Did you learn pineapple makes a pizza Hawaiian? A Hawaiian shirt is a kitschy floral button-down only your middle-aged uncle wears? That Aloha translates to hello and goodbye, respectively? You’re not technically wrong on some of those. But let’s zhoosh up your cultural literacy.

It’s Asian Pacific American Heritage month. And while that encompasses the entire Asian…

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Cait Emma Smith, M.A.

Writer, design lover, book devourer, after-hours poet, and expert parallel parker (she/her) | www.caitemmasmith.com