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Is ‘Impostor Syndrome’ Just for White Women?

As people of color, the idea leaked into our lives even though we aren’t privy to the same advantages of being white

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I’m mad at imposter syndrome for stealing time, energy, confidence, and a sense of self-efficacy from people of color. We don’t have time for that. We don’t need to make time for that.




#StopAsianHate is a blog from Medium chronicling the xenophobia and anti-Asian racism that plagues America. With essays from the AAPI community and beyond, it’s a space for readers and thinkers to explore the joys, challenges, and complexities of the Asian American experience.

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Sun Yung Shin

Sun Yung Shin

MAT, MFA. Writer, poet, editor, bodyworker, gardener. She/they. Author or editor of nine books, including two forthcoming in 2022. www.sunyungshin.com

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