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Illustration by Zoya Zalatimo

Illustration by Zoya Zalatimo

Sean Tran and friends

Before I began college, my dad told me that I’d end up being friends with those who were like me—that I’d stick to my “own kind.” What he meant was that the people who I’d surround myself with would all be Asian, a stark contrast to my high school best friends.

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Throughout most of elementary school, my parents and I lived in a tiny one-bed, one-bath unit tucked away on the top floor of a house.

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I look out of my window in America and

I ask for forgiveness

Will the moon answer me,

Keep my thoughts hidden

 

KBeauty products

On my laptop, you’ll find a bookmarked folder labeled “Beauty,” which is completely filled with articles on Korean Beauty — KBeauty, for short.

Models for the Zendaya x Tommy collection

On March 2nd, influential actress and singer, Zendaya, showed her new line in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger for the first time at Paris Fashion Week.

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Whenever a relative from India can’t understand my broken Gujarati and says to just speak English, the thought comes up. Whenever I go to mandir to pray and don’t know what to say or think, the thought comes up.

A set of spices

Eating out used to be a delicacy. I once longed for the rare weekends when my family would go out to a restaurant like Olive Garden or even a fast food chain like Taco Bell. I shake my head when I remember how I once gagged at the food my mom spent hours preparing for us.

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Dearborn, Michigan is the epicenter of Muslim/Arab American culture. It is a microcosm of the Middle East with people from every Arab country (i.e. Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, etc).

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