Reflections on my Vietnamese roots, anti-Asian violence, bi-racial, and our common humanity.

Illustrations: Reina Takahashi

Our conversations could be frustrating, but they also gave me hope. Was I a fool to think we were getting somewhere?

Looking For America

How this half Asian kid learned how to fit in and still be herself

I’m starting to feel like a real Parisienne with my new pass sanitaire and a navigo card

The French seem to have mastered the art of conversation

Is it possible to be disappointed in a place like Paris?

Report from the first week in a Paris writing residency

A reckoning with what it means to be an ambitious American in Paris

Following in the footsteps of the great American writers in Paris

Philippa Hughes

Creating space for conversations to transform society. Exploring what it means to be American. Recovering lawyer, public speaker, art fanatic

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