These cautionary words, from a first-generation immigrant mother to her Chinese American daughter in the landmark new film “Crazy Rich Asians,” hit home.
Today, I recognize that my unique perspective shapes who I am — a 36-year-old Asian American woman and a proud advocate for the Asian American community.
ADThat’s why I chose to pursue undergraduate coursework in Asian American studies and why I went online to forge my own discourse, founding a long-running blog that has expanded the conversation about Asian American identity.
We Asian Americans deftly navigate both these worlds and proudly claim all the space in between.
My Asian face and American upbringing create a thoroughly Asian American spirit.