My name is Lane Raymond Luangxay. I’m half European and Half Laotian. My father is Laotian and my mother is white.
When I was younger I never really thought about what it was like to be half. I always thought of myself as just a regular kid. As I grew older I began noticing it more because people would point it out.
I have strong Asian features and alot of people will assume I speak an Asian language. In high school I only had white friends because I felt like people who were full wouldn’t like me because I’m not full. I didn’t really embrace my Asian side because I felt like I wouldn’t be liked as much, but I realized i was wrong.
I was wrong for feeling like I had to choose. Continue reading
Hi, my nickname is Miyu, and I’m half Asian and half European.
My dad is half German half Polish and my mum is Thai, Laotian, Vietnamese and Chinese.
A lot of people ask me if I’m Japanese because of my name, and because I like Japanese stuff. But I just married a Hispanic guy, whose last name is Amaya.
I grew up in Germany. But we also have houses in Thailand, where my mum’s family lives. Now I live in Texas, where my husband lives. Continue reading
I’m Tim Singratsomboune, and I find multiraciality to be awesomely captivating.
Son of a nominally Buddhist, Laotian-refugee father and a nominally Protestant, working-class, general-White-American-stock mother, I have always found the mixing of two cultural worlds in my identity to be more of a positive. Hapa-ness just adds another interesting layer to an identity.
My parents divorced when I was young and I was raised by my mother. Sadly, my father never really tried to integrate me or my siblings into anything Laotian. He wanted us to be American.
And although I grew up under the influences of my undeniably American mother, I’ve always personally felt as much an outside observer to average, White American culture as I have to Laotian culture. Continue reading