May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month and I thought it would be fitting to create a video discussing what life was like growing up for me as an Asian American. Specifically speaking, I was born in Taiwan and moved to New York when I was very young. I made this video to talk about my story and my experiences growing up because I’m sure a lot of people can relate to many things I say here but for people who don’t know what it was like, it could provide some interesting backdrop. Growing up in America was definitely not always the easiest and wanting to just fit in with everyone but not looking or growing up with the same cultural aspects as your peers was really difficult. It definitely affected me growing up, specifically my relationship with my family and the strain it sometimes put us through. Anyways let me know what you guys think. I kept this video steered more in the direction of the tag questions but let me know if you think it would be a good idea to make one talking about my immigration story to the States or even a separate story on what made me move to Korea.

{{ ASIAN AMERICAN TAG Q’S }}
1. Which ethnicity are you?
2. Which generation are you?
3. What is the first experience where you felt that demarcation of being a minority/different?
4. Were you always proud of your heritage or was there a time you rejected it?
5. What are some stereotypes that you struggle with?
6. Can you speak your language?
7. How has being Asian American affected your relationship with your parents?
8. How do you feel about your heritage now? Do you identify with it?
9. What is your favorite thing about being Asian American/your heritage?