A consequence of an increasingly globalized 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 items that represent their identities. Our conversations have taken outrageous directions... colonialism in Indonesia, 14-year-old angsty head shaving, a grandmother who shared a blood drawing pact with her sisters to protect their politically-at-risk father, ghosts, Myspace stalking leading to a marriage engagement, secret families... 


Here are their stories.


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

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