How My School Made Me Resent My Half Asian Heritage

I grew up happy until I started school, in which I started to systematically resent my half Asian heritage. Read this article to read my story.

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What It’s Like to Grow Up Bilingual in The Deep South

When I was a baby, my first words were hi, mama, daddy, and um-ma (Korean for mom). Ever since then, I grew up hearing and speaking both Korean and English at home. I spoke Korean with my mom and English with my dad. But I was painfully aware of the fact that this was not […]

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Why I Am Scared About Having a Multiracial Vice President

Let me clarify: I am not scared about having a multiracial woman as Vice President of the United States. But, I am fraught with anxiety over how people may react. Despite how amazing America is, America is definitely not without fault. There is a dark side to America and one of these is the racism […]

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Remembering 9/11

(Note: There are Amazon affiliate links in this post. As an Amazon Associate, I may earn commissions from qualifying purchases) Nineteen years ago today, I woke up, got dressed, had breakfast, and headed to the bus stop. I waited at the bus stop with another kid. The bus came and picked us up. It took […]

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What It’s Like Being Hapa in America–Part Two

What are you? I’m Hapa. What’s that? Labels are great. I loved the moment when I discovered that I could self-identify as a Hapa. I am not just white. I am not just Asian. I am Hapa. I am a mix of both worlds and cultures. I am of two races, but at the same […]

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What It’s Like Being Hapa in America: Part One

For as long as I can remember, my mom described America similar to how most foreigners of her generation did: as a place where people can go to achieve their dreams. America is a place where people of many different races live together. In theory, this is great. But practically, this is far from the […]

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