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What Does "Asian-Pacific American" Mean To You?

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month begins on May 1 in America. Here are some APA BuzzFeed staffers talking about what being "Asian-Pacific American" means to them.

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Ahmed Ali Akbar

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"I am Pakistani-American and have always fought to say that I am an American and am not Arab. My family has Pakistani, Malaysian, Japanese, white, Korean, and more members.

APA means all the things I choose for myself, a loving and diverse family, friends, and food!"

Arabelle Sicardi

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"Being Taiwanese-American means I have multiple homes, multiple languages, multiple histories. Realistically, it means I'm always drifting somewhere in between. Diaspora is heartache."


How about you? Submit photos with #WhatAPAMeansToMe in the comments and you could be featured in a a BuzzFeed post for APA Heritage Month!