“I am 1.5 gen…” is a volume of short stories, poems, and personal essays told from the perspective of Asian immigrants who have lived and were raised between cultures. Having left the place of their birth at an early age, the 1.5 gen experience growing up with the culture of their heritage and the culture of the country their family has made home. Childhood and adolescence is a journey of self-discovery and identity. And while this journey may never truly be over, “I am 1.5 gen…” explores the nuances of navigating between cultures to share the untold stories of nine writers who grew up as Asian immigrants. How does the experience of moving to a new country as a dependent shape and inform an individual’s identity as well as their sense of belonging? What memories resonate throughout their lives? What knowledge and insights can their stories impart to future generations?
This collection of stories represents the personal experiences, views, and opinions of the individual authors and does not reflect the positions or views of Asian Arts & Culture Trust (AACT) or its affiliated sponsors or members.