As an Asian-American Abroad

When I travel abroad, I tell people that I was born and raised in Boston when they ask me where I am from (this is a particularly common question in Turkey and China from what I have experienced in my travels). It’s been almost expected for people to ask me where my parents are from too since my thick, long black hair and dark brown, almond-shaped eyes aren’t featured that much at all in Hollywood films (which are very popular with Turkish people and everyone else around the world). I tell people that my parents are Chinese immigrants specifically that my father came from Hong Kong and that my mother came…

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Deborah Kristina

Deborah Kristina

Author of ‘A Girl All Alone Somewhere in the World’, ‘Confessions and Thoughts of a Girl in Turkey’, ‘From Just a Girl Grown Up in America’. (Amazon.com)