What are the words you use to identify yourself?
Where do you call home?
What is your relationship with “your countries?”
Where do you go to be Asian?
How do you stay Asian?
Do you ever feel like you need to present your Asian-ness?
What’s your relationship to the broader POC community?
When did you learn about the history of Asian discrimination in the United States?
These are some of the questions I have been asking over the past few months to friends, colleagues, and family who broadly identify as Asian.
The conversations have been fruitful, surprising, similar, scary and affirming, very often all at once and over and over again.
I’m digging into the –NESS of Asian-ness.
I’m questioning my relationship with “Asian American.”
And I’m asking – where are you in this journey? And ultimately, what is…Continue