Embracing My Chinese-American Identity


Our friend An Rong Xu is in the New York Times!  

WHEN I was in eighth grade, in Queens, in the early 2000s, I was often picked on by other children for my almond-shaped eyes, beige complexion and jet-black hair — essentially, my Chinese face. They’d ask me if I ate vermin and felines and constantly mocked my native language. These adolescent experiences planted within me seeds of self-hatred, and for years I tried to rid myself of my cultural heritage.

Check out his photos and the full article here.  

P.S. An Rong has photographed our co-founder Lynn too!