Being an Uber Minority in NYC


So… Pacific Islanders account for 0.1% of New York City’s population. REPRESENT, BITCHES! What’s it like to be a minority of all minorities? It can be fun – who wouldn’t like to constantly be referred to as “exotic”? But I feel like when I walk down Park Avenue, some people are confused as to why I’m not pushing a white baby in a $2500 stroller (they assume I’m a Filipino nanny).

I wrote a more “edited”, PC version of what it’s like to actually stand out in a city of millions for TNYL, which you can check out here.