To this day, Bandana Shrestha feels a sense of gratitude for the example her mother, Indira, set for her as she grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Ricki was born in 1993 in Quzhou, China, but was adopted when she was four years old by a White American family living in Seatac, Washington.
After she earned her master’s degree, Rajika Bhandari was left with a grand, existential question. Where did she fit in, she wondered: Was it in the United States,
Liani Reeves spent the first months of her life in an orphanage in Seoul, South Korea, before an American family adopted her.
“You are an Indonesian mama,” the local tour guide told Jane Mantiri as she wound up her recent visit to Indonesia. “At first I thought you were American, but now […]
In middle school, Yamini Rajan dealt with bullying, isolation, and a sick parent. Her mental health suffered, and destructive habits and self-harm nearly ended her life.
For as long as she can remember, her Asian features had made Hadia Sadiqi a target for ostracism in her native Afghanistan. Anyone who saw her knew instantly
Thwak! The tetherball sliced through the air, wrapping around the tall metal pole. It was another victory for second-grader Faiza Jama.
By the time he was seven, Eliezer Schwartz had already learned that if he ran fast enough and threw a lot of stones, he could protect himself from the schoolyard […]
When Japhety Ngabireyimana landed in the United States at age nine, he thought he was seeing ghosts. “I was surrounded by a bunch of white people at the airport,”
At just six years old, Heriberto Bolanos raised his hand to cross the border from Mexico into the United States under the powerful jets
Yukiyo Kawano’s art is all about space and the embodiment of intention, and how her worldview changes as she does. Kawano was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1974.
Petrona Dominguez remembers being featured in her new school’s newspaper as one of the first Hispanics to enroll there. At the time,
Super Typhoon Soudelor hit Saipan on Aug. 2, 2015, and the island went dark. At the time, Rachel Ramirez was studying at the University of Portland in Oregon.
For Denzel Mendoza, music has been what ties his life together. Mendoza was born in Singapore in 1996 and the family moved to the U.S. a few years later for […]