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Dear Non-Asian Writer…


“Please remember the microaggressions we battle on a daily basis, like being asked where we are from, really
from, as if having an Asian face means we must be foreign.
Microaggressions provoke feelings of shame and inferiority. One high
school friend came to dread school photo day because the photographer
would inevitably tell her to open her eyes. Despite assuring them that
her eyes were indeed, open, they would make her stretch her eyelids as
wide as they could go. Inevitably her photos would return with her
looking as if she’d just sat on a pizza. To this day, she refuses to be
in pictures.”

Dear Non-Asian Writer

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