Things people say to Asian Americans at music conferences

On my way to a music conference with my signature flowery dress and hat.

#1 Where are you *really* from?

“Where are you from?” asked the elderly British gentleman seated next to me.

We were at a music conference in Los Angeles. Expecting a modicum of political correctness when attending business functions, I was mildly annoyed at the question.

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LA-based writer, artist, producer who used to be a Silicon Valley engineer. Mauritian, Canadian. www.23rdhr.com

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LA-based writer, artist, producer who used to be a Silicon Valley engineer. Mauritian, Canadian. www.23rdhr.com

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