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Janice Yucel

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Food and Cultural Identity – My Hapa Story

(Photo: My mom getting more  mileage out of my Hanbok on Halloween circa 1991.)


I had just started a questionnaire. It asked my ethnicity and allowed me to “check all that apply,” an option that didn’t exist when I was younger.

Then, it asked me to select which one I identified with most. 

As a biracial Asian and Caucasian person, I can never be defined as one without the other. It’s like asking me to say one of my parents doesn’t exist. Continue Reading…