The copper seats of Rackham Auditorium shone in the yellow stage light, engulfing the room in a warm glow. As the actors ascended the stage in unison, each step with audible purpose and strength, their voices rang out through the auditorium with power and resilience.
As the years have gone by, I have come to realize that “Sex and the City” is a lot like a cool aunt. For the sake of the analogy, imagine this aunt is white. As a child, you thought this aunt was glamorous, witty and exciting, but as you’ve matured, the façade crumbled.
Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month celebrations have begun, and while I am actively taking part in celebrating A/PIA history, I have also taken time to reflect on my engagement with the A/PIA community on campus.
My family’s background has always been confusing to me. When people ask about my background, I usually say I’m Chinese and Thai, but the truth is a little more complex. My grandparents are from all around Southeast Asia.