Occasionally, DeclarASIAN will select and introduce a flourishing representative of the Asian community in order to empower minorities as a whole and recognize the brilliant feats that they are capable of. We will highlight less-prominent figures for their contributions towards promoting diversity and their outstanding achievements in various occupations. In other words, these are names you may have never heard of before that deserve to be in the spotlight!
1. Young Asian-Americans often feel lots of pressure to pursue “success.” What is your definition of success? Do you have any advice for today’s Asian-American youth?
It's not everyday you see a POC as a dancer. I know a lot of immigrant parents expect their kids to go into something that pays well, and dance likely isn't at the top of the list, but when you find something you love and follow that dream fearlessly, you will achieve success. I promise.
2. Where do you see yourself in twenty years? Thirty? Forty?
Still dancing. It's what I have and will dedicate my life to. I'll never stop!
Author: Claire Cao
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