Home Is Where the Taro Buns Are
How a small bakery in the Midwest gave me the Asian community I'd been searching for
Vandana is an educator and writer who facilitates civic education and community action on college campuses, seeking to transform universities into more equitable spaces. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY but is grounded by her roots in Bangkok, Thailand and the Midwestern U.S. You can find her on Twitter @vandanaiscool.
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I sought a cherished symbol from my own childhood, not a standardized emblem of all Indonesian culture, which I can’t and shouldn’t pretend is all mine to take.