Two essays about experiencing American holidays through the lens of immigrant families. Each of us has different stories of trying to figure out American holiday traditions, but we’ve also tried to build our own.
Marina Fang (she/her) is a senior culture reporter at HuffPost. She primarily covers film and television, examining their intersection with politics, race and gender. Some of her areas of focus include representation and inclusion—both on and off the screen—and issues surrounding Asian American identity. Previously, she was a breaking news and national politics reporter, which included managing much of HuffPost's evening and weekend coverage of the 2016 election. She has been a fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute, a leading program for arts and culture writers, and the Poynter Institute's Power of Diverse Voices writing program. She frequently mentors young journalists and advocates for racial and gender equity in journalism. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, East, the Asian American Journalists Association, and the Television Critics Association. Raised in Pittsburgh and a graduate of the University of Chicago, Marina lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Since 2020, Asian Americans have faced two, intertwining monsters: the COVID-19 pandemic and racism.