On the burden of heritage

BY KRISTIN CHANG Before coming to Sarah Lawrence, I never truly considered API (Asian/Pacific Islander) Heritage Month to be a real thing: though my high school was majority East and South Asian, we never acknowledged May as anything other than the hectic time before finals, or when the weather was just starting to scorch.  A…

I Will Never Be Cho Chang

BY KRISTIN CHANG In fifth grade, I dressed up as Hermione Granger for Halloween. My costume was made entirely of household parts: my wand was a chopstick, my robe was stitched from an old baby blanket, and I’d drawn red and gold stripes onto a napkin for a tie. I was proud of my costume,…