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.
When My Father Died, I Wanted To Grieve Alone. My Family Didn’t Approve
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Becoming A Tattoo Artist Helped Me Connect With My Asian Culture
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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
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
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
Finding My Personal Style Helped Me Embrace My Filipina Identity
Growing up, I never felt like I fit into the Filipino standard of beauty. Slim, light-skinned, and having a high nose bridge was the ideal image I overhear
“I’m Always Carrying My History”: Women Share T...
When my mother died in 2013, I inherited her jewelry collection, including a gold medallion with a green enameled Sagittarius symbol — half-human, half-h
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, traveling, the works. I’m slowly learning that not knowing what the he
Two Generations, Two Exile Anthems: Music’s Role in the Protests ...
There are two degrees of separation between Cuba and me. As a second-generation Cuban American, I have been caught in my grandparents’ tumble between the
“Asians Don’t Quit”
For immigrants, activities like piano aren't just "for fun." They're spaces in which the rules of America are taught and confirmed.
Asians Moved Back Home En Masse: Then, Something Beautiful Happened
“I honestly didn't expect to love it as much as I did.”
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