To create InvAsian, Asian Women United in 1999 called for submissions
from youth groups, schools, community centers and ethnic study departments.
AWU culled the best from among the 500 poems, essays, drawings, photos and
recordings it received, then held study group sessions on selected pieces with
50 girls across the United States, and finally sought additional works from
specific writers to compliment the collection. The study groups helped an Asian
Women United editorial committee select the final inclusions — 66 stories
and poems by 55 young women, a prolific new generation of writers of color. More