‘ashamed of my past shame’ by Lorraine Chuen1 min read

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i am fifteen.
there are things i will often say:
i’ll never date
an asian guy
there are things i will never say:
my middle name
there are lies that i tell:
i speak english at home
not cantonese
my favourite food is hamburgers
not congee

Lorraine Chuen is a writer, designer, and (former) scientist who primarily writes non-fiction about identity as Cantonese Canadian, family, and growing up. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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