An American Dad, an American Girl Special

Scooby, Scooby-Doo, Can’t See You

When I was in the third grade, my mom gave me some devastating news:

Son, you are going back to Chinese School!

I was shocked. Incredulous, I asked if she was kidding. But she was totally serious. Our church, an ethnic Chinese Christian church, was launching its own Chinese School, and I was going to be a student.

I broke down crying, on the spot.

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A Feminist Ally in the Making (Hopefully)

UPDATE: I’ve added Nicole Chung’s work to the list at the conclusion of this post! Nikki is one of my favorite writers, and she was one of the editors for the now-concluded The Toast. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and a number of other publications!

Author’s note: Friends, I’ve been absolutely floored by your response to the launch of this blog and my first post, This Is What a Feminist Dad Looks Like. To say you have been generous in your encouragement and reposting would be a very serious understatement! From the depths of my heart I give massive thanks to every one of you who has offered a kind word or thoughtful comment, a retweet or share, a like or favorite, or a 👍 or ❤ or 😊. You all rock! Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Welcome to Their World

I was surrounded by 800 women. Literally.

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