Chandourn Sum, Teens
Current Role: College Freshman
What racial, ethnic, cultural community or communities do you identify with?
Tell us about your family story.
I’m currently an international student living with my sister.
What are the strengths and challenges of being Asian/Khmer?
Sometimes I had to face racism when I first got here in the United States.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Earning my high school certificate as an exchange student in United States.
Reflecting on how you grew up, what did you learn or appreciate from your family?
Respect other people with both actions and words. How loving and warm they are to me.
Do you speak your family's native language? Why or why not?
Yes, I speak both Khmer and English.
What advice do you have for the younger generations in our Asian/Khmer community?
Don’t give up. Your time will come.
What gives you the greatest joy in life?
My family and friends.
Are there any projects you have created that you'd like to share and promote?
My sister's car business: Camtex-Auto Import.
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!
Want to share your voice?
To be featured, read the directions and fill out this form. All ages, backgrounds, and generations welcome.
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