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
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?