Tianjing Zhang is a Chinese transgender woman studying at a university in Japan. She has had to adjust to Japanese culture, but is grateful for the respect of the Japanese people and university shown towards her sexuality, a respect she would not find in…
Yuri Noda was born in Japan and raised by a single mother, who encouraged her to explore the world. As part of this journey, she became a youth representative to Canada and studied there, where she worked to balance pressure and enjoyment.
Meloney Len and her family escaped the terror of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia by fleeing to Thailand and moving to other countries in Asia. After a church sponsored them, they were able to move to the United States and Meloney was able to start a…
Lien Chung grew up affluent in Vietnam, but was forced to leave by the rise of the Vietcong and the ensuing war. Her escape was a harrowing and traumatic journey involving starvation and pirate attacks. She was eventually relocated to the United States…
Eileen Zrubeck uses the rich documentation of her family history, especially the letters of John W. Watson, to better understand her own heritage and how that helped determine her place in American society today.
Cassandra Yoo is the child of her Korean father and white, American mother and because of this, she has struggled to define her identity, never seeming to fit in with any one group. Her perception of her own race and ethnicity has changed throughout her…
Lawrence is a student from China who came to the United States for education and moved to the Philippines to become a doctor. He compared the Philippines to the United States in terms of Costco and the American values the store represents.