A letter on identity, erasure, and processing anti-AAPI hate.

My dear one, you are not yet here in this world. And yet I have already made so many decisions to protect you.

You will be a mix of me and your dad, and in many ways that will serve you well. Your name will be chosen intentionally to sound more male and more American — so you will never be underestimated before someone has met you. Your face will be less easy to “place” in the best possible way. As a second generation Asian American, you will have all the…

Nina Yiamsamatha

I write about personal growth, identity, and leadership. Product marketing director @ FB Financial, formerly @instagram @foursquare. @ForbesUnder30 alum.

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