Cover Photo: An image of Arlington Boulevard
Photograph by B.B./Flickr

Carving Out a Vietnamese Identity in the New South

For Asians in the South and everywhere, there is still narrative scarcity.

This is Finding Little Saigon, a column by Kim O’Connell on Vietnamese identity and culture in America.

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Asian Americans in Dixie

Based in Arlington, Virginia, Kim O'Connell writes about history, nature, culture, design, and food, and especially enjoys when those things intersect. Bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Ladies Home Journal, Atlas Obscura, and other national and regional publications.