May is known as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The annual celebration began in 1978 as a way to recognize the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders. But the term is overly broad, creating a monolithic identity for several diverse cultures. Lydia X. Z. Brown is a disability justice advocate, organizer, educator, attorney and writer. She explains what it’s like to be multiply marginalized. 

See more from our recent Matter of Fact Listening Tour, “To Be An American: Identity, Race And Justice.”



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