My mom has blonde hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. She has Dutch, French, and German ancestry. My dad has kinky, thick, and black hair with brown eyes and brown skin. He has West African and Native American ancestry. All my life, I have been asked, “What are you?” I have been asked by grocery […]Read More STOP ASKING ME WHAT I AM.
These are my own specific, one perspective experiences and thoughts. So, don’t hate. <- That’s a disclaimer that I don’t speak for anyone except myself in this short personal reflection. I am Korean-American. Yet, it was only recently that I realized that I had been socialized as White practically my whole life. I had always defended […]Read More The Duality of a First Generation Immigrant
Halloween season is upon us and, as most college students know, it’s time to go wild for a weekend. Whether you are going out to party, going to a haunted house, or doing any of the other multitudes of activities there are on Halloween, you have to have an awesome costume. While most people will go as a […]Read More Our Culture is Not a Costume
I took piano lessons when I was younger. I also played the violin and the flute. I always had my homework completed on time. I’m good at math. I love group work. I have strong ambitions and a deep resolve in succeeding my goals. But I also have other interests and other aspects about me. […]Read More “But You’re Asian…” | An Expose on the M3
In a deep personal conversation I had with a male, I ended up finding out more about him then what I needed to know. One line that stood out within this conversation was when he blatantly told me, “You’re a hot black chick, and I have no complaints.” In that moment I thanked him for […]Read More You’re Hot…for a Black Chick