Anna Rochelle Rangel - Phenomenally Asian & Proud Adoptee
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Show Notes

I've been moved by recent violence and racism against our Asian American communities.  Years ago my husband and I adopted two daughters from China.  Our family is a blend of culture and color. 

I found a thoughtful Facebook post by Asian adoptee Anna Rochelle Rangel.  I contacted Anna and interviewed her on Zoom.  Anna describes herself as  Phenomenally Asian & Proud Adoptee.

Here's part of her Facebook post:

The Asian American Experience to me is: 

•Staying small, invisible, out of trouble, & quiet 

•Being the Model Minority 

• Constantly being told I look like “insert any female Asian actor”

•Down playing my experiences because someone else always has it worse

Anna encourages all of us to speak out against hate and racism.  She offers the following suggestions for connecting with Asian American communities:  

  • Reach out to Asian Americans.  Ask how they are doing.  Start a conversation.  Ask about their story.  
  • Visit and support Asian-owned businesses. 
  • Share anti-racist posts in social media.
  • Message your friends and family in the Asian community.

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