Curing my white fever

Sex on Tuesday

My parents raised me to prefer Vietnamese men, but I grew up in an upper-middle-class suburban environment, which was predominantly white.
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Portrait of a Lauren on Fire

Off the Beat

At that age, I didn’t really know what a gay person was. I had grown up watching “The Birdcage” and “Will & Grace” with my mercifully liberal family.
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Not Vietnamese enough

Off the Beat

Jennifer. This is your white name. Little Th?o didn’t understand the feelings that would come out of accepting this small change.
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Waves: An outlived metaphor

Off the Beat

My attempts to look into the history of feminism led me to an internet archive filled with articles referring to the efforts of feminists in “waves.”
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My Scott Pilgrimage

Off the Beat

I could tell Michael Cera’s titular character was an awkward guy, but during the second viewing I figured out I had finally met my on-screen likeness.?
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Listening fatigue

Off the Beat

In a way, I started to feel more connected to the world around me — the world that I tried to take myself out of through music.
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