Bunthay Cheam, 40's
Current Role: Storyteller
What racial, ethnic, cultural community or communities do you identify with?
1.5 generation Khmer American
When and how did your family come to the United States? Where were you born?
Refugees. [We] arrived [in] 1981 to Seattle. Born in Khao I Dang.
What are the strengths and challenges of being Asian, Asian American, and/or Pacific Islander?
What is your proudest accomplishment?
What is one thing you learned or appreciate from your family growing up?
Do you speak your family's native language? Why or why not?
At a very basic level. It's a way to hold on to [our] culture and communicate with my parents.
What advice do you have for the younger generations in our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community?
Ask questions, especially about what you've been taught by institutions.
What gives you the greatest joy in life?
Are there any projects you have created that you'd like to share and promote?
TnouT - A storytelling platform sharing all things diaspora.
If you would like to share your voice as a person of color, please read the directions and fill out this form here. All ages, backgrounds, and generations welcome. Thank you!
Who are we?
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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