Hi friends!! So we have Vicki Essex visiting with us today! She’s also participating in SAPAHM, and this year Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is welcome to all! (Also Canada is part of North America, so that counts right?) 😉 I love these posts about identity and experience, and I hope you’re enjoying them too – and maybe learning something?
The Futility of Cultural Self-Identity When No One Believes You By Vicki Essex
While I will usually answer this racially loaded question with a raised eyebrow, I generally don’t appreciate the follow up I sometimes get:
“Are you sure?”
Or “Really? I thought you were _______.”
Or “Funny, I don’t even think of you as ______. I think of you as _______. ” Continue reading