Actually, I am East Asian or Southeast Asian, but that distinction doesn’t really matter to anyone here.

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‘To All the Boys I Loved Before’ may be a love story, but it also is a much-needed representation of transracial Asian adoptees, too

A photo still from the Netflix movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” that shows Lara Jean and Peter at a diner.
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What are genetics, exactly, when we are adopted?

Illustration by Carmen Johns

Andrea Ruggirello

Andrea’s writing appears or is forthcoming in Gay Magazine, Zora, Hobart, Electric Literature, Catapult & more. She recently completed a novel.

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