My parents emigrated from China many years before I was born. I’m a 2nd generation Asian American, born middle class.
Growing up has been challenging to me, in ways most would not understand. I was socially awkward growing up. I have never had a mentor my entire life all the way up until college. My mom does not speak very good English, so things were always miscommunicated and lost in translation. My dad would come home, stressful from work and impart the same wisdom to me many times over. Its like being forced to listen to your least enjoyable song, constantly, for several years without any say of when the song plays.