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All good stories begin in a bar

Today, I shocked an editor at work with my stories of drinking while under 21. I told her I had lived outside of the US. Then I realized how incredible that moment was.
She was the first person who saw me and didn’t assume I was from somewhere other than the United States.…

“Where are you from?”

This planet. And everywhere on it. It’s a difficult question to answer. “Where are you from?” I don’t know. And it’s a problem that’s been written many times before. And like those authors before me, I don’t fit neatly into a box of stereotypical identity: I am not your Chinese-American immigrant from Taiwan, nor am I the epitome of Asian-Americanness from California, and I’m certainly not your...

A Blog by Leo Ji Thoughts and scribblings