I always knew that, as an Asian American man growing up in the United States, I wasn’t as desirable or “American” as my peers.
Asian American men, however, have never fit this mold.
The quote deeply resonated with me because it put into words what I had felt as an Asian American man.
Credit: Andrew KungMy favorite photos from the series are of Jeffrey, a drag artist in LA who must contend with the stereotypes faced by both Asian American men (being desexualized) and Asian American women (being fetishized).
It is a hopeful reminder that we’re getting closer to representing all pockets and facets of the Asian American experience.