A consequence of our globalizing world is a growing population of multiracial people. This series, titled HAPA, highlights these diverse identities. HAPA means "half," "mixed," or "part," in Hawaiian. 

I decided to start with mixed Asian Americans because this is my identity and this is what I know. 

I ask participants to meet in a location of significance. They bring objects meaningful to their identities. Our conversations have taken outrageous directions... colonialism in the Philippines , 14-year-old angsty head shaving, a blood drawing pact with Japanese sisters protecting their politically outspoken father, ghosts, Myspace stalking leading to a marriage engagement, secret families... 

Here are their stories.

-This is a project in process. Additional captions will be added -

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