Hey! My name is Ashley and I’m what you’d call one of those rare freckled Asians. You have no idea how many times I’ve been asked “You have freckles? Are they real? But you’re Asian?!?!” I went to elementary school in a suburban area in New Jersey that was fairly diverse. I surrounded myself with… Read More Freckled Asian
Months after I was born, I moved to the little island of Taiwan to live with my grandparents. There, I was lovingly raised by all my grandparents, traveling regularly from my mom’s side of the family in Taipei to my dad’s side of the family in Taichung. When I was of age to go to… Read More My Search for Cultural Identity
I am probably your average high school junior. Junior year in America is notorious for stress on stress on stress on stress. For the last year or so, I have been perpetually inundated with new stresses and as a result, new emotions. After an especially emotionally draining day at school, I came home and sank… Read More One Month into Blogging: Why I Started and What I’ve Learned
The above photos feature my friend Amanda and I in 2015 (left) and 2018 (right). Identity is defined as who or what someone or something is. All my life I’ve been told this and that about how finding yourself comes with time. And yes, with time comes experience and with experience comes identity. But does identity… Read More Does identity solidify with age?
First of all, let me preface this post with a disclaimer: I share this not to reveal a superhuman secret to success but rather as a reminder to always persevere. Therefore, I apologize if you were looking for a how to cure terminal illness or how to time travel but the “anything” I am referring… Read More How to get anything you want
To my little brothers and sisters, my future children, and children everywhere: Though right now, I can still be considered a child and am only about a decade older than you, I have witnessed and experienced enough of the consequences of aging to declare myself an expert in this natural occurrence known as growing up.… Read More A Letter to Youth, from a Child.
“Life is a party. Dress like it.” -Audrey Hepburn Welcome to my blog! My name is Ashley Chang. I’m a high school student, artist, and food enthusiast. I love Disney and early 2000s music. Here, I write to share experiences, reflect on past experiences, and explore this wonderful thing called life. I have started this blog… Read More My Journey- New Beginnings