Lian Parsons-Thomason is a Boston, Massachusetts-based writer, journalist and ramen enthusiast. Parsons-Thomason is currently wearing many hats and spinning many plates at the Harvard Gazette. She also serves as secretary for the Asian American Journalists Association’s New England chapter. Her writing can be found in Experience Magazine, The Financial Diet, Wicked Local and City A.M.

All Stories by Lian Parsons-Thomason

June 6, 2022

Whether overt or covert, the message is unmistakable

Asian Americans experience a rise in discriminatory acts, from instances of violence to shunning. ‘As a person of color, you don’t need words to be said when someone is treating you differently.’

November 29, 2021

Taking a career break for rest, recovery and realignment

With the rise of the ‘Great Resignation,’ mid-career adults have been stepping away from their jobs. But there are pros and cons to taking an unofficial gap year.

August 4, 2021

Challenging the crisis of menstrual equity

Inadequate access to hygiene products force millions of American people to suffer during their menstrual cycle. The Chicago Period Project raises awareness to eliminate period poverty.

March 19, 2021

Ways you can take action against anti-Asian bias

From supporting organizations to safety tips if you witness a hate crime, here are some ways to fight against Asian American discrimination.

February 12, 2021

Florists alter arrangements for Valentine’s Day 2021

Retailers are tweaking their approach to wooing customers – and boosting their sales. In spite of the pandemic, people still want to celebrate special day for lovers.