I received tons of racism. I’ve been beat up twice because of it and called every bad name in the book that you can think of that you can call an Asian person. I was pretty uncomfortable with the fact that I was Asian for so long. I felt it was such a negative thing because of the way people treated me. Luckily, I went to a university that was really diverse and I think my college years is when I started understand that it’s pretty awesome to be Asian American and it’s not really a bad thing to be a minority. I actually felt really empowered and that there were more advantages to being a minority, if that makes sense. Like, I’m 100 percent fluent in two languages. I understand so many more people and cultures because of the fact that I did grow up differently.
(Source: stydiar, via tifferini)