I was born in Saigon, Vietnam where there were only two seasons: dry season and rainy season. In 2009, my family and I immigrated to Oklahoma when I was fourteen. I’m the third kid of five. I grew up in a family of doctors and nurses. When I was born, my future was set. I was going to be a healthcare provider like my siblings. As I got older, I realized that something was missing. I did not feel purpose and passion. The truth was, being a healthcare provider wasn’t what I wanted to do. In tenth grade, my classmate requested me to draw him a dragon. After finishing drawing it, I was eager to show it to him and thought he would be pleased with how it turned out. However, he didn’t like it and said it looked more like a snake than a dragon. Later, I realized that was because I drew it based on my interpretation of the “Asian” dragon instead of the western dragon. I felt the feeling of being an imposter bubble up at home and around everyone else. I knew I had to make a change. I started to learn about different cultures to gain confidence and strength in my own skin. I graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in studio art and a minor in art history from the University of Central Oklahoma with honors in 2018. It changed my life so much that I realized it was my calling and purpose. I realized I am perfect as I am, and art is where I belong. I decided to pursue my career as a graphic designer in a staffing company to support my passion as an artist. Looking back, being an artist helped me see the big picture—that there’s a huge, magnificent world out there, filled with all sorts of people and outlooks. I didn’t need to choose a side or feel more Asian or more white. I needed to embrace all the unique parts of myself, from eating certain foods to my accent.