Want to tell the world about your Asian-American stories and experiences? Jonathan Yi, who is working on a mini-documentary for Asian American Heritage month, is looking for you! He’s seeking a wide variety of stories about the Asian American. They could be about your grandparents, your favorite food, or your life growing up. “As long as it’s real and as long as it’s uniquely you,” says Jonathan.
Some stories so far:
As an example, we currently have a story of a Korean kid who was adopted into an Italian family in Pennsylvania. He grew up 100% culturally Italian while looking very Korean to his peers. He won the outstanding Italian American scholarship for college and accepted the award in front of a room full of confused old Italians. Hilarity ensues and lessons are learned.
We also have a story of a grandfather who came to America from China. He couldn’t read the menu at McDonalds but was hungry as hell. All he could read were the words “Happy” and “Meal” so that’s what he ordered. He still cherishes the toy he received on that day.