But where are you really from?

The fine line between microaggression and being too sensitive

Adulting in your 30s
3 min readSep 29, 2023

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As someone who was born in the US but ethnically Asian, I often get this question when I tell people that I’m American.

It’s happened all over Europe, in Africa, and sometimes I am conflicted about how to feel.

On the one hand, someone has made an assumption that since I look Asian, I cannot possibly be American.

On the other hand, it’s not 100% false.

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Adulting in your 30s

Musings and self reflections of a 30 something who feels like an adult but a kid at the same time