My name is Elina Roberts. My mother is Korean and Filipina, while my father is British and Irish. I have two brothers, Charlie and Korey.

Growing up, there were plenty of people who were Hapa where I lived. I never felt like an outsider, more like one of the exotic additions that were a part of our community. It was a shame to see other Hapa people I knew try to cut out either culture and disown a part of them.

I love it when people can tell I’m Hapa, even though most of the time, they just think I am full Caucasian or Spanish. I love exploring different cultures and all the facets of my identity.

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