Venturing into vulnerability

American Pie?

We ought to venture inside, to see what vulnerability we can discover within ourselves without the performative exhibitionism encouraged by our world.
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Hi my name is …

Fresh Off the BART

We all change our culturally tied names to make them more palatable for the United States. A name is a beautiful thing — it should never be thrown away.
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Chinese enough

The Half of It

I realized, walking through the streets of old Guangzhou, that China is my home. There’s no one way to “look” Chinese or be Chinese, and that any way I feel is true to me should be sufficient for everybody else.
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Not your exotic trophy

The Half of It

But I am not a doll for anyone to parade around and brag about. I am not a dish spiced mildly enough to round out a white man’s palate without challenging his Eurocentric views.
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Between China and America

The Half of It

My multicultural upbringing is a source of pride and joy, not a stranger’s tangled yarn to cut up and reorganize. So when you ask me where I’m from, challenge your monocultural norms first.
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