I’m caught in two different worlds.

Carissa Lew,
CA.

Being born in America but having my heritage from China leads me to believe I should choose one or the other. Many people question me about how “connected” I am to my heritage, but truth be told..I’m not very in tune with my Chinese culture. It’s difficult to discern who I really am because I was enculturated into American society, but I’d need to acculturate to my Asian heritage. I always wonder if I’ve brought shame to the family because of my lack of knowledge and emotional ties to my Chinese heritage.

 

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