She’s 18 years old and she’s a student in the Boston public schools. She presented her poem “My Chinese” and brought down the house at the “Louder Than A Bomb” slam poetry contest held in Boston last week.
Unfortunately I don’t have her name. Who is she? If anybody knows her name, please let me know.
Her words touched a nerve with a lot of people, including me. You don’t have to be Chinese to feel her powerful poem.
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“My Chinese is a racist joke I threw in the garbage, wrapped in a napkin stained with my culture and it made a sound as it hit the bottom: ‘chink.'”
Wow! She touched me deeply, recalling those moments in my life when I felt ashamed or embarrassed