“Why are you watching the Japanese things? Did you forget what they have done in the past?” My best friend Charles at Culver argued as he saw me open the laptop and get ready for a new episode of the anime.
Even though I replied, “the past is in the past.”
Proudly, I now can protect my cultures and represent both identities. Through many difficult conversations, I foster exploration and acceptance to different culture and perspectives and build bridges and harmony among decedents of traumatizing history.