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— by Mayura Jain: Growing up Asian in America, there’s one shared experience that virtually everyone can identify with: a pressure to assimilate. For many people, that meant losing a grasp of your mother tongue, changing the channel on songs your parents listened to growing up, and otherwise avoiding anything that made you “different” from your (white) peers.
These days however, a growing number of young Americans are revisiting their Asian heritage with newfound interest and appreciation. That’s precisely what designer Gabrielle Widjaja did through what she felt brought her closest to her Chinese side: food…
July 10, 2019