ចាប សាត Sath Chap, 30’s
Current Role: Entrepreneur
What racial, ethnic, cultural community or communities do you identify with?
Tell us about your family story.
Youngest with 3 sisters which made it easy for me to talk and connect with others. After the f***ery that happened in Srok Khmer, my family came to US in 1984 and I was born a year later.
What are the strengths and challenges of being Khmer and Asian?
Fitting in where we clearly don't belong, but we make it happen.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Going back and furthering my edjamacation (Simpsons reference), and got a 1 year certificate in CNC Machining.
Reflecting on how you grew up, what did you learn or appreciate from your family?
The struggle and to never want that again.
Do you speak your family's native language? Why or why not?
Yes. I got into a real bad car accident (Cousin died) that shook my reality. Made me question everything. Made me want to get in touch with my roots.
What advice do you have for the younger generations in our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community?
Never forget your roots.
What gives you the greatest joy in life?
Spending time with my daughters. We don't even have to do anything, just chillin' with them is enough.
Are there any projects you have created that you'd like to share and promote?
My Instagram: wink075. I started a “project” making t-shirts with Khmer writing on them, graffiti style. Everyone and their baby moms got a Khmer T-shirt business - not one has actual khmer writing; it's mostly of the Angkor Wat.
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Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander voices in our communities.
This is a section for AAPI specifically because, coming from our Khmer culture, we often feel invisible in various spaces from school to the media.
We want to show the ways in which we are the same and different, and that all of our backgrounds and experiences are valuable to learn and celebrate. Let's uplift each other!
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