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"The thing with being Asian American is that you’re American until they say you’re not. Yet what I find more and more is that wherever I travel, the sheen of America clings to my skin even more than my race, like an overly rich moisturizer refusing to saturate into the surface. If being American is my birthright as a child born on American soil, this is like the sticky afterbirth that won’t wash off."
After a lifetime of being made to feel like a “perpetual foreigner” in her own country, Vivian Ho made a surprising discovery when she moved from the U.S. to London: she did not know how to be Asian without being American, despite constantly having her American-ness questioned back home.
Read Vivian’s new piece for JoySauce at [link]
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Art by @ourobororoboruo
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When she moved to London, @VivianHo made a surprising discovery: she did not know how to be Asian without being American, despite constantly having her American-ness questioned back home. Check out her new piece for JoySauce ⬇️