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By Jerrica KF Ching

If I am to be completely honest with myself, I only became passionately interested in the topic of ethnicity within the past seven years.  Although I am Chinese American, it did not click to me that I was an ethnic minority until I moved from Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii where I was surrounded with people who looked very similar to me. In school I was part of the majority ethnic population, and I never questioned anything about being an Asian American. (more…)

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By Margaret Yu (originally written for International Womens’ Day, March 2014)

I don’t have many solid memories of myself as a child.  However, the ones I do have are well-planted in my mind.

One memory I have is that of standing before my mirror.  I was 7 years old and was preparing my look and outfit for a family photo. (more…)

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By Young Lee Hertig (originally written for ISAAC EXPRESS)

I signed my name to the Open Letter to Evangelicals written by Kathy Khang and Helen Lee during Rick Warren’s Chinese Red Guard Facebook debacle and the ensuing responses.  It was refreshing to finally have united Asian North American (ANA) Christian voices break the silence and name the offenses. ISAAC EXPRESS, in part, was propelled by the debacle to sustain ANA Christian voices.  This online forum aims to provide a communal space where ANA Christians address the challenging issues we face at the many intersections of identity and faith in the North American social matrix. (more…)

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By Margaret Yu

It has been said that how we wait for others oftentimes is an indication of our hearts. If we are able to wait calmly, people say that we are ‘patient’; the converse, then, being that we are impatient.  What is  not often emphasized is the condition of our hearts as we wait. Waiting gives us a window into our soul and core. (more…)

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By Margaret Yu

I have a love-hate relationship with Mike.  No, not a person, but the lapel microphone I call my friend, Mike.

I love Mike because it helps me to have a voice.  I have a soft voice and do not like to raise it.  Mike allows me to speak in my own style without screaming.  Specifically, I love Mike because it was made to give speakers the freedom to teach with hands free for other instructional purposes. (more…)

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