It’s challenging growing up as an immigrant in South Africa when you have no memories of the country you were born in and nothing in local media represents your norms. As much as my parents taught me to be proud to be Taiwanese and reinforced our cultural customs at home, it wasn’t easy to embrace my East Asian heritage in Bloemfontein.

We knew we were different, but we were also made to feel different. It was a strange feeling of discomfort and anxiety when strangers

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