Lecture: Dual Identities - Growing Up Asian American in Montana

dec 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Hear from Alisa Batchelor about her experiences growing up with two cultures and speaking two languages.

"Growing up with a Japanese mother and American father in Montana had its ups and downs. As a child, I had to navigate between two distinctly different cultures. It took years to come to terms with my own identity and individuality. Being mixed, it always felt like I was split between two people, one that was inherently Japanese and one that was American. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized that there is so much strength in emulating both, and that my identity is not tied to being one or the other. My identity is unique in that I can be both at once." - Alisa Batchelor

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