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My Life: Growing Up Asian in America
My Life: Growing Up Asian in America
My Life: Growing Up Asian in America
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My Life: Growing Up Asian in America

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A collection of thirty heartfelt, witty, and hopeful thought pieces on the experience of growing up Asian American, for fans of Minor Feelings.

There are 23 million people, representing more than twenty countries, each with unique languages, histories, and cultures, clumped under one banner: Asian American. Though their experiences are individual, certain commonalities appear.

-The pressure to perform and the weight of the model minority myth.
-The proximity to whiteness (for many) and the resulting privileges.
-The desexualizing, exoticizing, and fetishizing of their bodies.
-The microaggressions.
-The erasure and overt racism.

Through a series of essays and poems, thirty creators give voice to moments that defined them and shed light on the immense diversity and complexity of the Asian American identity. Edited by CAPE and with an introduction by renowned journalist SuChin Pak, My Life: Growing Up Asian in America is a celebration of community, a call to action, and a road map for a brighter future.

Featuring contributions from bestselling authors Melissa de la Cruz, Marie Lu, and Tanaïs; journalists Amna Nawaz, Edmund Lee, and Aisha Sultan; TV and film writers Teresa Hsiao, Heather Jeng Bladt, and Nathan Ramos-Park; and industry leaders Ellen K. Pao and Aneesh Raman, among many more.

Anmerkung des Herausgebers

Timely…

A timely, deeply intimate collection of essays that capture a wide variety of Asian American coming-of-age experiences. Compiled amid the anti-Asian violence that began in 2020, contributors include MTV News correspondent SuChin Pak, poet G Yamazawa, and former Reddit CEO Ellen K. Pao.

SpracheEnglish
Erscheinungsdatum17. Mai 2022
ISBN9781797146089

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    A lot of caucasians including me do not intend to be rude when we inquire on a persons heritage. We have lost ours in this melting pot. And we are admiring of others who have a rich culture to fall back on.
    Of course I am disgusted by the whites who think they own the place and I feel sorry for the natives who once lived here and were forced to reservations. I feel like I am living in their church.