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#ATTI80: Kim

So, I decided to deconstruct Kim’s Asian American Identity Development Theory. For several reasons, I debated on whether to do this one. But ultimately I did and in a way it was nice to be reassured of my own personal journey. 638 more words

Higher Education/Student Affairs

Comfort in Discomfort

I am very intrigued by foreign cultures. Part of this comes as a result of a lack of celebration of my own culture as a child. 922 more words

Dip your toes into the disturbing world of Hapa psychosis

Even though most people will not remember most of the lyrics to the 1980 hit song by The Vapours, “Turning Japanese”, they will remember its ridiculous, repetitive hook: … 851 more words

Asian American

Fresh Off The Boat: A Memoir

In the words of the author, Eddie Huang, this book is ill! (That’s a good thing!) Huang’s memoir, Fresh Off The Boat, is the basis of the hit ABC sitcom of the same name. 283 more words


This Week's Need-to-Read in AAPI

Happy Sunday! For most of my friends from high school, Sunday is the day of rest. For me, it is the happiest of nights at HBO ( 130 more words


To the cultured foreigner: To the bigoted majority:

Invalidate me.
No that is not “my” country
Yes that is my culture.
Yes this is my culture
This duplicity -this dual persona
is a part of my existence. 55 more words