A First-Generation American Shares Thoughts On ‘Pursuing Your Passions’

Lark Morrigan
Jul 17, 2019 · 8 min read
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As a first-generation Taiwanese-American, I witnessed my fair share of cultural prejudices, ethnocentric judgments, and stereotypes that made me feel like I didn’t belong. I felt like I was obligated to hide in my shell and never speak out against anything for the sake of self-preservation, just for a chance to survive without expecting any genuine connections or…