Zabrina Richards / Jan 2021
When people see me they see my dark hair, my skin tone, and my eyes. I can’t take off my eye shape with a simple swipe of makeup remover like it’s some trend. I can’t bleach my skin of its natural yellow hue. I can’t get rid of my pin-straight black hair. I can’t discardContinue reading “Target”
Zabrina Richards / Dec 2020
Looking forward to trying Kentucky Fried Chicken for the first time; and getting ready for the holiday seasons, I grabbed my fluffy blanket and pillow. On the drive to the drive-in theatres, I was content. It had been a productive day; I had completed two hours of work for my Senior Year Project and wasContinue reading “Deck the Halls with Racism”
Zabrina Richards / Nov 2020
It’s 2020, and I’m scared. I see people that look like me getting targeted because others think we are carriers of a global pandemic. I see the increase of hate crimes, the stories of other Asian Americans being beaten, spit at, burned, maced, and threatened. Will this happen to me? I’m scared when I seeContinue reading “Will I Be Next?”
About the Contributors
Zabrina Richards identifies as a Chinese American adoptee with she/her pronouns. Currently Zabrina is a senior and is interested in politics, writing, poetry, and making the world a better place for people of all backgrounds. Zabrina hopes by sharing her writings and poetry that she will be able to give a young Chinese American perspective of what it’s like to grow up in the United States.