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


Foreigners can teach you something about what it means to be American


Art can spark conversations that change people who change the world


I have become a living cliché of an American in Paris.



“The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.”


Philippa Hughes

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

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