Ashley J Chong is a Korean diaspora kid who writes words and music. She likes thinking about cultural identity, pop culture, languages, and how to stretch science. You'll most likely find her scribbling in her bullet journal, listening to music, making coffee, or craving oddly specific food like roasted tomatoes.
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Minari is more than a film about immigrants trying to achieve the American dream — it also speaks to the Korean American experience. A writer explores how it should be seen as a uniquely American, rather than foreign, film.