A reading of two poems accompanied by videos, photos, and Flow.
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An encounter with an old Chinese grandmother during a hot summer day shoveling compost in Brooklyn.
What sacrifices did we make during the pandemic to sustain our parental relationships? What kind of person have you become since then?
Growing up as a daughter of resturant owners, I explore the shame of not having parents that could dedicate their time to me and the realization of the sacrifices they made for my happiness.
A reflection of cultural identity through the lens of a first-generation, Chinese-American girl.
This is what the process of making hong shao niu rou tang, or chinese braised beef soup, means to me.
The first poem was originally published in an essay titled “Red Stars Over Flushing: Edmond Jabes, Mahmoud Darwish, and Yellow Power.”
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This feeling will stay with me for a while, but I am satisfied with where I am with it.
As a Chinese American, growing up in a predominately white environment was challenging towards my identity—especially at school. As I get older, I am able to appreciate the beauty of my culture.
A tale of an immigrant’s adjustment to New York City and the impacts of childhood and cultural board games.
We believe food brings us back to our roots. “Remembering Home” is a podcast about the food, customs and cultures we grew up with, along with insight from our amazing guests.
At 11:32 on a typical Saturday night, a mom and daughter chat while doing their nails.
Every day at school, I get lunch from the same place, just to see the grandma who works there. It’s the highlight of my day.
It’s easy—almost far too easy to just say where we are from. A country. A place. A word. But where we really come from is from our parents and our culture. A history.