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Memes and stereotypes busters about Asian Americans now available as jewelry

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Ada Chen, a 22-year-old Chinese American artist, has opened a new jewelry line meant to mock Asian American stereotypes.

Chen is a recent graduate of Pratt University. According to Teen Vogue, during her college years, she experienced microaggressions because people could not differentiate between Chinese and Chinese American. For her senior thesis project, she decided to make a collection based on her experience and the designs went viral.

According to Chen, present day memes are what inspired her jewelry line. Some of her designs include earrings with text message bubbles and necklaces that make fun of the “made in China” stickers.

Chen hopes that through her jewelry, she can create discussions about the misconceptions surrounding Chinese Americans, Vice reports.

“I feel like there’s a lot that we haven’t been able to say yet—we’ve been a little silent. So, the whole point of my collection was to make art for us,” Chen said.

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