Updated, May 2021.

The original piece below was written in 2019. It’s been two years since I wrote it. Two years since I’ve started my journey of truly trying to define my version of being an Asian American. Two years since I’ve tried to find my place among the Asian community in San Francisco after growing up in the White Midwest.

Revisiting that piece today, I can only scoff and think to myself, how did you ever feel anything but 100% Asian? Because here we are, two years later, and anti-Asian hate has skyrocketed 150%. Now, while I’m still eagerly…

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