Han, Dabin. (21 November 2022). COMIC: Korean American books inspired one artist to redefine her identity. National Public Radio.
In a story told entirely through comics, Davin Han describes her own identity journey she has followed, as a Korean American, moving between Korean, Korean-ish and American. She shows how important it was to her to find books by other Korean Americans. Among other insights:
What I’m learning is that I can’t choose between being Korean or American because they are not separable identities.
It is a relief to hear complicated answers to a question that has always been posed so casually.
This story would make a particularly accessible classroom resource for teaching about multiple identities. See also KC22: Cultural identity, KC105: Acculturation, and KC62: Diaspora for related discussions.