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Negotiating Asian-American Identity Through Portraiture

KYOPO Project - Maggie Kim

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KYOPO Project - Maggie Kim

"My Korean-American experience: Eat Kimchi. Take shoes off at an "American classmate's house and get funny looks. Be a faux-punk high school rebel. Learn to pine after blue-eyed, white boys. Aspire to be Madonna. Not allowed to just "hang out" at the mall. Be the smartest kid in school. Never have a boyfriend. Go to an Ivy League university ... The Big Apple calls. Yellow fever does exist! Learn Korean again and for real ... Forgive parents for everything they didn't know about being American. Thank parents for everything they knew about being Korean." -Maggie Kim