Being Hapa has been a big part of my life. I speak to Japanese and have gone to Japan almost every summer. This is where I feel the most that I am different, but in a good way.
Being Hapa has become a big part of my identity. In Los Angeles, a melting pot of all cultures, it’s still unique to actually be a mix of two or more different ethnicities, and because of this, it has helped me to appreciate myself more as an individual. I hope other Hapa people out there feel the same, and can embrace the cultures of their various racial backgrounds.
LOVE YOU HANA!!