We’re Not All Alike

“You are realistic, and others relate to you.”


I embrace the word Asian American. I like my cultural background, although it’s taken years to embrace the duality of it. But we’re not all alike. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been confused with someone else because we look “like twins”–and this still happens with my kids. (In fact, I heard a comment today!)

Anyway, Asian Americans are a huge group comprising of people from over 48 distinct places. We’re not all the usual “model minority” myth either. Actually, there’s a huge wealth gap between the subgroups in the AA population. Read more about it in this article quoting a study from The Pew Research Center. 

Fun fact: People keep asking me if I’m on the cover of my Asian American young adult novelDragonfly Dreams. Nope, that’s not me!

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