I grew up othering other Asians, like I end up going like I’m not like you, because I wasn’t at the time I wasn’t growing up like that. I wasn’t growing up as my home culture being the only culture that influences me. So I’d be like…I don’t think I’m Asian. I wouldn’t say that….and that’s some internalised stuff I think, that’s some internalised racism growing up and thinking like…because my dad still very much assimilates into where he lives and the culture he’s part of, it’s like am I different…am I a different Asian?
I’m proud of so much. I’m proud of…I’m proud of women in that culture, I’m really proud of women, coz it really isn’t set up for them to survive or thrive actually. It’s set up for them to maybe try and survive but it’s definitely not set up for them to thrive. And I really…just like how they can change and adapt and be different people in different times, but also I feel really grounded.