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Jade M. Wong is the pseudonym of real-life writer, fangirl, and struggling human. Armed with an NYC-infused childhood and dominant fangirl genes, Jade naturally stays up most nights battling  [+]

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When I was a child, being Asian-American meant breaking wooden chopsticks over a noodle lunchbox, sunny yellow dresses to bring out the sunny yellow of my skin, and laughing with my colorful classmates because we didn’t know yet we were different.

When I grew older, being Asian-American meant seeing for the first time my father’s oil-stained hands from days of toil, and my mother’s quiet strength as she built a home in the middle of a strange language.

Now, as an adult, being Asian-American means learning to love both my cultures all over again, switching between languages like one would switch identities, and finding my common ground in two worlds as different as east and west.

Now, being Asian-American means simply to be me.

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Tony Martello · ago
Thank you for sharing about your interesting life. My full support- 5-votes. Check out my entry in the short fiction category, "Maize of Color" and vote if you like it. Tony
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Jade M. Wong · ago
I just want to say thank you in advance to any who choose to vote for my poem, and regardless, thank you for reading! I hope you are well in our global pandemic.