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Dr. Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey is the first Polynesian explorer and female fellow in the history of the National Geographic Society and her mission is to keep ancestral voices alive by recording indigenous wisdom and traditions. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/0vT-teiCDEY?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>

I wasn’t born in America. According to the French, my smile spreads from ear to ear, and that marks me as American. According to the Chinese — well, they don’t vocalize it, but the eyes glued to me while I’m walking down the street in most parts of China tell…

“Yellow on the outside, white on the inside.” That’s what the term “banana” means. You guessed it: I’m Chinese American. I grew up in a primarily Caucasian Houston neighborhood, and though I wouldn’t say I faced discrimination, there are a few things I experienced simply because I wasn’t white. I…

My daughters are part me and part their father. The evidence is in their springy, curly, ready-to-dread hair. I spend Friday nights on a cracked leather loveseat combing out three damp heads springing with waist-length, freshly conditioned spiral curls. While we watch vapid teenage television shows, I spray detangler and…

There are many of us who are first generation kids of immigrant parents who felt like we led double lives. There was the life that we lived in our homes that was filled with our parent’s culture, values and rituals. Then there was the life that we lived outside where…

A multicultural magazine?  Who would think that a third generation Bay Area California gal would have anything multicultural to write about?  I’ve been here all my life.  My father was born in San Francisco, his mother was born on a farm in what is now Ross, California.  My mother…