A Letter to My Younger Asian American Self

Now that I’m twice your age, I can assure you of this: You don’t need to be ashamed of your story

Julie Zhuo
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5 min readMay 22, 2019

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Dear Young Julie,

You won’t be aware of this for nearly another two decades, but May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month. I can picture you now as I tell you this, 17 years old with brows furrowed…

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Julie Zhuo

Building Sundial (sundial.so). Former Product Design VP @ FB. Author of The Making of a Manager. Find me @joulee. I love people, nuance, and systems.