Allison Auyeung

Allison actually grew up in a town in New Jersey not too far from where I attended high school. Unlike me, she attended high school with a lot of other Asian Americans students. However, she couldn’t shake the idea that the Asian community was considered inferior to her non-Asian peers. It led her to feel…

Nanxi Yang

When she started to attend college, Nanxi became part of a group that consisted of mostly Asians. “It wasn’t a conscious decision by any means. I just met someone who happened to come from the same county as me and he introduced me to his friends, who all happened to be Asian as well.” Looking…

Tiffany Fu

Tiffany and I were first grade bff’s. We grew up in “Little India” in New Jersey before I moved in the fifth grade. With the exception of a couple holiday or birthday parties hosted by mutual friends, I rarely saw her. Fast forward eight years later, we attended the same university and four years after…

Hannah Chung

Hannah grew up in Chicago and she fortunately rarely experienced negative bias for being Asian American. She recalls observing few instances in which classmates would pull their eyes to sign squinty eyes, but these gestures were often ignored or dismissed as comical. Recently, this gesture made headlines after South Korea defeated Germany as part of…

Jenny Lau

Jenny grew up in a town a little outside of Boulder, Colorado where she rarely felt different or targeted, except when people would ask “What are you?” She explains, “Instead of asking me what my racial background was, they would ask ‘Where are you from?’ and when I answered Colorado, they would ask, ‘No, but…