On Safety as an Asian Woman

It’s not always safe to go out as an Asian woman, but I lean on the strength of my ancestors before me.

Black and white old photo of two young Chinese women lounge posing in long, floral gowns, 1910s/1920s style bob haircuts.

I was sixteen and stuck on a chairlift.

I had just learned how to snowboard and this was another exciting weekend on the local mountain. I was having fun, so when the chairlift came and I ended up next to three tall…