There is nothing new about immigrants in media, but in the age of digital media and anti-immigrant sentiment, this is a time to celebrate the contributions of first and second generation Americans who give us stories that remind us of the beautiful complexities of being an American.

While some chant “Send them back,” we are the epitome of what it means to be unapologetically American.

Unapologetically U.S.

‘Journal‘: (see Menu) I offer reflections of my personal journey to navigating my identity as a second-generation American.

Profiles“: I discuss the creatives who use their platforms to unabashedly celebrate their hybridity and advocate for causes affecting immigrant generations.

Reviews‘: I share my analysis of film, music, and television content created by or centering on first and second generation stories.

About‘ and ‘Contact‘ : learn more about me as a writer, scholar, educator, and consultant. Look forward to sharing this journey of self-discovery, affirmation and celebration of who we are in all our diversity


I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”

They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.

-Langston Hughes

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