Charles Calvino Hang, 30’s
Current Role: Auditor/Quality Control
What racial, ethnic, cultural community or communities do you identify with?
When and how did your family come to the United States? Where were you born?
1975. I was born in Long Beach, California.
What are the strengths and challenges of being Asian, Asian American, and/or Pacific Islander?
I am proud to be an Asian American and still be able to adapt with my heritage. To be able to understand two languages and two cultures. Life is so much better when you own who you are!
The challenges of being Asian is the fear of being looked at differently! The typical assumptions - having to hear GO BACK, to wherever you came from! or being called the C word.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Owning my first home at 30.
What is one thing you learned or appreciate from your family growing up?
To never look down on anyone with less than what you have. Learned to always give a hand.
Do you speak your family's native language? Why or why not?
Yes, I speak fluent Khmer.
What advice do you have for the younger generations in our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community?
Whatever your race or ethnicity, cherish it! There is so much heritage and culture for you to discover.
What gives you the greatest joy in life?
When I see my mom and dad happy.
Are there any projects you have created that you'd like to share and promote?
So far, partnering up with my Voracious Market team serving you a homestyle small Khmer business sauce line.
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!
Charles Calvino Hang
Danielle Bopha Khleang
Emma S. Buchanan
Firda Amalia Herryanddhy
Grace Bora Kim
Justin Cardona (JCool)
Kaitlin Kamalei Brandon
Krystal M. Chuon
Lina (Spring Roll Fever)
Mei Mei Long
Melissa Khoeum Barnett
Note K. Suwanchote
Sam "Smushipig" Javier
Samrach Sar, Esq.
ចាប សាត Sath Chap
Sotheara Jeffrey Lim