Growing up in Taiwan, a monoracial society, sexism was the first type of oppression I experienced. I am forever grateful and appreciative of my parents having “the talk” with me very early on about people who think less of women and girls.
The clear message that “they” are the ones who are wrong has been a significant protective factor against internalized misogyny.
Another critical component of my anti-racism journey is my ethnic and linguistic privilege growing up in Taiwan with ethnically Chinese parents. My parents were part of the vast influx of two million ethnically Chinese people migrating to Taiwan at the end of World War II. Continue reading Tsong’s story at The Talk Continues.