Video

I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu

2016

I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu

1 year ago 1 year ago Published by Leave your thoughts
This video was produced by TEDxBoise.

HERE’S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:

Bad driver. Math wizard. Model minority. In this hilarious and insightful talk, 18-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.

Canwen Xu’s slogan for life is ‘Canwen can win.’ Born in Nanjing, China, she moved to the United States when she was 2-years-old, and since then has lived in some of the whitest states in the country, including North Dakota, South Dakota, and Idaho. A senior at Timberline High School, Canwen is passionate about politics, and is the national membership director and Idaho state director for the Young Democrats High School Caucus. Also a programmer, she started an all-girls computer science workshop called Code For Fun and received National Runner-Up in the 2014 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing competition.

Xu, C. (2016, April 29). I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/_pUtz75lNaw

Filed under:

Categorised in:

Leave a Reply