“Where are you from?”
        “No, where are you really from?”

My mother arrived spring of ’78,
        Sheltered in unbroken faith.

“You do good because you’re Asian.”
“I bet you have a tiger mom.”

At my age, my mother crossed an ocean alone,
Yet I have victories I cannot even claim as my own.

Kim Nguyen is a second-year student at the University of Georgia majoring in advertising and psychology (a decision made after a series of existential crises in 2012.) She is a self-proclaimed lipstick connoisseur and tries to channel her inner Leslie Knope on a daily basis.