Each week, entertainment reporter Jen Yamato and I interview a different guest about what being Asian American means to them.
AdvertisementI’ve come to see being Asian American as not so much an identity as it is a shared sense of racial dislocation.
Asian Americans may be overrepresented at elite colleges, but once there, they struggle with higher rates of suicide and mental illness.
And so many of my Asian American friends have spoken of not being Asian enough and not being seen as American.
Moving to California, and spending the last 10 years telling Asian American stories, I’ve found so much belonging in my community.