Q: What do you identify as?
A: The beautiful thing about being a person is having a culture and history to thrive in and carry with you. Mine, happens to be rooted in a lot of different things because i am multiracial, but overall i identify myself as a woman of color.
Q: What does being a woman of color in America mean to you?
A: Being a woman in general comes with its advantages and disadvantages. Luckily, where we are, women have basic freedoms that make life easier here than in a lot of other places. However, things like maternity leave, more leadership opportunities, and sexism in the workplace take a toll on women and even more so for women of color. I am an asian american woman and can transparently say by burden is not nearly as heavy as my hispanic and african American women peers.
Q: Last but not least, we all know there is a inequality (be it race, sex, sexual orientation or religion) problem in American... how do you think we should go about solving it if you think it can be solved.
A: I genuinely believe that the solutions lies within the four walls of your home. "If you want to change the world, go home, and love your family"- Mother Teresa. Teaching your children to become more accepting, to encourage interaction with people different from themselves, to find value in uniqueness- their own and others... I think doing this will go a long way. You don't have to "pretend to be colorblind"... rather, enjoy seeing people and life in full spectrum.