This series celebrates the unique experiences I experienced growing up as a Vietnamese immigrant in a predominantly white community. Many of the things I found comfort in as a child were viewed as exotic or strange by my peers. I seek to normalize these unique cultural elements and educate others. I want my peers to take away a deeper understanding of my culture and the struggles that Asian Americans face and for my Asian American peers to celebrate and feel prideful about the unique cultural elements that may have alienated us from the mainstream American experience in the past.

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