Hannah Song

Carrying On: Learning to Speak My Family’s Language

Carrying On: Learning to Speak My Family’s Language


“Do you speak Korean?” asked my friend, sitting on the floor of my freshman year dorm room. “No…” “Well, have you ever been to the country?” “No,” I responded, “but—” “Well, then, you’re not Korean. So stop pretending to be.” *** When my dad moved to the United States at four years old, he didn’t…

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