I was recently interviewed for a corporate diversity newsletter at Target, which I received permission to share here! Check out the interview below!
How do you find yourself to be diverse from your peers?
There are so many traits, attributes and experiences that make a person unique, and I’ve grappled with various dimensions of my identity at different stages in my life. For example, even as a kid, people have looked at me and assumed I’m Mexican. My dad’s actually Chamorro, and my mom is half Indian and half Irish, though she was once nominated for our county’s Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year Award (she respectfully declined). But despite these experiences, it’s only very recently that I’ve begun to explore what it means to be a racial minority and how that’s impacted my life. Reading Nicole Chung’s Memoir, “All You Can Ever Know”, made me remember that as a kid I wanted to be white. Chung writes about how as a child she thought being beautiful meant being white, and I’ve also had to work through this as well. Those childhood inclinations don’t just go away by themselves.Continue reading “Diversity, Inclusion, and My Life: A Corporate Interview”