From demeaning slurs to ignorant stereotypes, Asian women have long been subjected to unwarranted generalizations. Ginny Hwang discusses the recurring problems she faces and her way of handling them; debating.
Ginny Hwang is currently a freshman in Dominican International School. She has involved herself in various activities throughout her academic career, such as the Model United Nation Club, school newspaper and magazine, Campus Ministry, and national qualifying policy debater. As one who always strives to exceed expectations, she finds that the difficulty of being pleased with what she is capable of truly achieving. This aspiration for perfection in all fields, in a way, impeded her growth for a part of her middle school years. After such experiences of failure, struggle, and anxiety in her earlier years, Ginny gradually found herself and learnt of ways to cope with the intrinsic flaws one possesses; she has also come to realize the right to freedom everyone should allow themselves to enjoy. With such, she wishes to share her experiences with the audience, advocating for the significance of not only accepting oneself but also having the courage to recognize oneself for who one is.
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