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Fire and Water

I am from fire and water Generations of dreams live in me Interwoven histories of My people My story I hold the in-between, the...

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I Grew Numb to Asian Hate. Never Again.

When faced with countless graphic depictions of Asian hate, I became numb. It was in that manner that I fell deep into the grips of compassion fatigue....

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Embracing My Cambodian Refugee Heritage When History Wants to Forget

A Cambodian refugee’s daughter fights to remember her family history despite stigma and government dismissal....

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Finding Connection Through Chinese Kinship Terms

Chinese kinship terms emphasize the collectivist nature of our families, reminding us that we are part of something greater than ourselves. ...

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Happily Ever After: A Portrait of My Parent’s Marriage

Sometimes, the romanticized view we had growing up of our parents' marriage was not really as healthy as we thought. ...

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How I Found Empowerment Through Wearing Lingerie and Posing for Boudoir

In boudoir, I learned that having control over my body is having control over my story. Wearing lingerie and exploring boudoir have become a form of nurturing...

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Fleeting Senses of Culture as a Third Generation Filipina American

It’s Saturday morning on move-in day for my first year of college. All my things are crammed into the trunk, under the seats, and in front of my siblings’...

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Growing into my Transracial Adoptee Identity

Lost in a sea of wavy blonde locks and blue irises, my straight black hair and brown eyes set me apart from classmates, teachers and family alike. For as long...

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Not Good Enough: Examining the Model Minority Ideal in a Time of Racial Reckoning

Am I like the overseer of a plantation? The question comes to mind during a masked walk in Golden Gate Park, out of the drumbeat of Ahmaud Arbery … George...

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Rediscovering my Asian American Heritage

Even without the coronavirus taking 2020 hostage, this year had already been anything but normal for me. In late February, my grandmother, Misao...

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