Posted on January 8, 2015 in All about me, Art & Culture, Millennial Musings, Real Talk, Reblogs, Work
Sometimes, when I hear a word, images and stories immediately come rushing into my head.
Betsy Ross sewing stars and stripes. Laura Ingalls running across the prairie. Blonde-haired, blue-eyed kids watching fireworks. The Oregon Trail. Hands on hearts screeching out the Star-Spangled Banner. A picture of Uncle Sam.
“Hey, you!” Uncle Sam says.
I look around.
“You!” He barks. “I want you!”
“Me?” I ask nervously. “For what?”
His index finger points at me accusingly, even though in my culture pointing is a gesture for dogs. I imagine he’s calling me out, saying: “You don’t belong here.” I look into Sam’s eyes at his white hair and beard and creamy skin and realize he’s right. As a mixed race, Chinese-American woman, these stories of America, quite literally, don’t know the half of it.
This entry also appears on the Minnesota Humanities Center blog.
#Blogtops Challenge: Tackling Stereotypes
Posted on November 29, 2013 in #Blogtops, Art & Culture, Millennial Musings
I know. I know.
I’ve been very neglectful of you, my loyal readers (all 10 of you 😛 ). However, I’m not a quitter—at least not when it comes to friends like my good pal, Dave. So, even though we’re almost 2 weeks late here’s my weekly #blogtop for the topic, Stereotypes.
#BlogTops Challenge: Chinoiserie
Posted on September 30, 2013 in #Blogtops, Art & Culture, Millennial Musings
Last night I had the pleasure of my first official outing with Theoroi, the young professionals group of the Schubert Club. I plan on delving deeper into our visit to the Dakota Jazz Club in an upcoming blog post. However, since the next 20-One Word #BlogTops for 20-Somethings topic is COCKTAIL, I thought I would take this opportunity to talk a bit about a new one I tried last night.