On April 14th, 1996, I was born in a hospital located in Kennebunk, Maine. I lived in a tiny suburban town where my family and I were the only Asians. I spent the first few years of my life thinking this was my only home, but in reality, my home was across the world. As I was living in a predominately white community, I wasn’t aware of my own identity as a Chinese American. However, through finding an Asian American community in New York City, I learned a lot about my own identity through meeting people from diverse backgrounds, not only from China but also all around Asia.
All Generations is an online storytelling platform where Chinese Americans can share their own stories, and also discover their own heritage through others and their personal stories. The logo, __ 代 (dài, generation in Mandarin), is meant for the user to fill in the blank as to which generation they represent as an Asian American. Each published story has its own serial number used to cross reference other stories under the same topic. The site includes a discussion board for users to respond, ask questions, and connect with each other. It also includes a community feature where users can search Asian American communities, hotspots and other users in their area.
This site is meant to not only bring together and create a stronger Chinese American community, but also realize that we are not alone and we share a unique cultural background in common.