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How It Feels to Lose Your Native Language

Internalized racism made me forget, but I’m learning to reclaim my superpower

Illustration: Amy Lee Ketchum

A few years ago, my parents and I were wandering around in a shopping mall on a trip to Hong Kong when my mother and I decided to visit the washroom.

As I washed my hands after doing my business, an older Chinese woman thrust a newspaper…

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Li Charmaine Anne

Li Charmaine Anne

(She/They) Author on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, Canada). At work on first novel. Get links to read my stuff for free: https://bit.ly/2MleRqJ