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It frustrates me when people come to conclusions about me without knowing who I am.

People often interact with me like they have preconceived notions of who I am.

It comes with the territory of being a woman, of being Asian American and of being a service worker. They confidently assume that I’m a quiet and introverted girl after knowing me for three hours, when my closer friends know that I like to tease others and never shut up about topics I’m passionate about. Or they ignore my presence, as though I’m invisible.

The older I get, the more distinctly aware I am of this treatment.

When life gets chaotic, here’s what I keep in mind to forge ahead

Some days, it can be hard to step back and see the big picture

What life would look like if coffee were a person

Imagine if your morning cup of joe came in human form