I grew up in a Chinese-American Christian community in central Ohio, comfortable in my role as the good model minority. White evangelical Christianity betrayed me for the first time during graduate school, and a second time after the 2016 presidential election. The model minority myth exploded for me around that time as well. I am now a proud progressive Asian American (still) Christian, trying my best to be the kind of voice I needed in my formative years.
I am also a survivor of eating disorders, postpartum depression, regular depression, the emotionally-constipated insanity known as purity culture, and a series of poor dating decisions I made thanks to purity culture. I have a lot of opinions about all of these topics…ask me any time!