Letter From the Editor-in-Chief
To my fellow Asian Americans and allies:
Welcome! First and foremost, I want to thank you for being on my newsletter, and taking the time to even consider the importance of Asian Americans in our current political atmosphere. As a 20-year-old, I am still quite young and have a lot to learn, but what I can promise is the detailing of my experiences and how they shape how I perceive the world.
I’m a writer and third-year student at New York University, double majoring in Politics and East Asian Studies. My passion lies in Asian American identity politics and I hope to challenge the monolithic view by introducing our often forgotten history and unraveling our multifaceted experiences. I am excited to learn more about my role in society as a first-generation Chinese American woman. More importantly, I am intrigued by all that I embody, and the image that immediately pops into mind simply from the mere mention of my politicized identity. But, it is time we all challenge that vision of the monolithic Asian American, and we must first acknowledge all of the stereotypes we internalize. But don’t worry, I will help you get there!
It is important to emphasize that I am, by no means, a representative for Asian Americans as a whole, and my opinions are not to be regarded as speaking on behalf of my entire community. To complement my limited perspective, I will be bringing on a diverse collective of Gen Z Asian American voices. Summer 2021 applications will be accepted at this link.
Hopefully, we can be on the same journey to decolonizing our minds!