Tag Archives: Asian

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Adoption, Racism, and Finding My Identity

…The first instance of my internalized racism was when I asked for a nose job at the age of four so I could look like my mom. Continue reading →

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The Stereotype in the Restaurant Industry That Needs to End

I worked as a server for many years. I worked in chain restaurants serving food to people stumbling out the bar…as well as pricier joints serving things I could never afford. One thing that all these places had in common … Continue reading

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Confucius say what? Whitewashed by the colorblind

I was at a retreat for a women’s volunteer organization – this organization works primarily with girls, but it was an event where adult leaders were invited from the entire region. Adult volunteers were there from several counties. I was … Continue reading

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Asian Majors

I either have super-powers or some people are truly misinformed. Because it can’t be racism! Continue reading →

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Bento: Feeling Ashamed of Your Food

When I was child, my mom used to make my lunches every morning. Looking back, I can’t believe how lucky I was. As a Japanese family, these lunches were called “bento” and came packed with amazing bits of food. It … Continue reading

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Prejudice and Border Crossings

I’m Japanese, working in the US with a work visa. I went to an international school in Japan, and an English speaking university. So I speak English fluently, with no accent. The fact that I speak English is usually great. … Continue reading

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