The group engaged in conversations sharing relatable and different stories including:
- Personal plight with gender stereotyping and tokenism
- Shared experiences dealing with impressions of being an Asian woman
- Sharing a ‘third space’ with fellow women of similar cultural heritage
- Common paths in experiencing American society as an immigrant or a daughter of an immigrant family
Funny stories were shared, expressions of identity were embraced, and thought-provoking questions were brought up.
Our next gathering will be held in the Library lounge area on December 9, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. All who identify themselves as an Asian woman are welcome.
Article by Maryam Khan, Rika Yonemura-Fabian, Pia Walawalkar, Jing Folsom, Sujatha Venkataraman and Emilie Hein