Having a second — or third — culture can be complicated. It can also be a blessing. That’s why we launched Second Gen, a series celebrating the gifts, even the bittersweet ones, passed down from our parents, communities, and cultures.
Grieving Together, But Apart: How I Set Boundaries When My Father Died
15 May 2022
Becoming A Tattoo Artist Helped Me Connect With My Asian Culture
18 Feb 2022
Finding My Personal Style Helped Me Embrace My Filipina Identity
24 Jan 2022
In Defense Of Ari Lennox’s Trip to Ghana: The Power and Pro...
Grammy-nominated musician Ari Lennox recently performed at Ghana’s Afrochella music festival and shared her experience in the West African nation on Twit
How I Shed My Shame Around Caste
Five years ago, at a playdate with one of my oldest girlfriends and our babies, I asked her about her experience with using a surrogate in India. We’re b
What My Immigrant Parents’ London Restaurant Means To Me
From Cypriot şeftali kebab on Green Lanes to Pakistani nihari in Norbury, London’s immigrant-run restaurants cement its reputation as one of the best ci
6 Women On The Pressure Of Being The Eldest Kid Of Immigrants
Growing up, I constantly sought approval from my Mexican parents, even when making the tiniest decisions, like dyeing my hair. I was terrified of disappoin
“I’m Always Carrying My History”: Second Gen Wo...
When my mother died in 2013, I inherited her jewellery collection, including a gold medallion with a green enamelled Sagittarius symbol — half-human, hal
Helping Family Was Hurting My Bank Account. Here’s How I Found Th...
Working Whopper Wednesdays at a Burger King as a 15-year-old was not glamorous — it meant eight-hour shifts in an uncomfortable uniform and a hat that ne
How I Celebrate My Indian Culture Alongside My Alternative Beauty...
I always imagined I’d be well equipped for my 20s: partying, meeting new people, travelling, the works. I’m slowly learning that not knowing what the h
I Hated When My Immigrant Parents Called Me A Full Canadian — But...
My parents arrived in Canada from Pakistan in the 1970s. They were part of the “please-and-thank-you” generation, swallowing their pride when getting p
Asians Moved Back Home En Masse: Then, Something Beautiful Happened
“I honestly didn't expect to love it as much as I did.”