Name: Jasmin Lee
Mix: Black & Chinese-Malaysian
Major & Year: Creative Writing & American Culture; Senior
Q: How has being mixed affected your campus experience?
A: Being mixed is a unique experience for everyone, but my childhood in navigating different cultures has allowed me to find similarities with anyone I’m talking to. This has helped me make new friends throughout college and open myself to new opportunities.
Q: What do you wish more people knew about the mixed experience?
A: I wish people knew that it can be exhausting to fit into expectations of who you are supposed to be based on how you look. Being mixed is an experience that can be both exhausting and exciting at the same time, but I am learning to be okay with being myself around others and not who people think I should be.
Q: What are you most anxious about right now?
A: I am most anxious about graduating. Going out into the real world and adulting seems scary but I am just trying to take it one step at a time.
Q: What kind of person do you aspire to be?
A: I aspire to be a person who is unapologetic about who I am. I am still working on this but I am learning to accept how my identity impacts my view of the world, and being okay with it.