“Growing up, how did the way you think about being hāfu evolve?”
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|Lived in||France - Japan|
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|Speaks||Japanese - French - English|
I have become far more aware of it, for better and for worse. I’m half Korean. Culturally I am more American than Korean since my mom wanted me to have an easier life than she did as a Korean immigrant, but I am generally not white-passing, so it’s a weird disconnect. It feels like a constant juggle between the expectations of others based on how I appear. Life would be a lot simpler if I appeared a different way or was full Korean, but it’s uplifting to know I stand with many, many others who feel the same way.
I definitely came to embrace it more than before. I used to think that it was both a blessing and a curse, because it would always make me different, no matter where I go. But now I think the positive aspects outweigh the negative ones by far. Most of my friends never have and never will have the same exposure to another country the way I had and will have in the future. You have a broader horizon from the beginning on and you learn so much about the values and traditions of two countries.
How about you?