WOC Iowa: Eliana Jazovi Lowry

  Eliana Jazovi Lowry (Ellie Aw-nah) (ha-so-vee) 23 / Ecuadorian American "I feel like [growing up/living in Iowa as a WOC] was challenging and uncomfortable, but overall a good learning experience. When I was born, my mom stayed at home while my dad worked. For four...

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WOC Iowa: Judy 지영 (Ji Young) Lee

Judy 지영 (Ji Young) Lee 26 / Korean American "Growing up in a Korean household was the driving force to my cultural identity. I learned at a young age that I was "different" than people around me. When I was younger, I actually used to be embarrassed being a person of...

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WOC Iowa: Angela Debra Omuk Rauch

Angela Debra Omuk Rauch (Oh-Muk) (Rah-ow) (formerly Lee) 36 / Korean American "[Growing up/living in Iowa as a WOC has been] an interesting crossroads of social systems related to ethnicity & economics. It certainly wasn't easy being a non-white of about 5% or less in...

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WOC Iowa: Samantha Lee Golbuff

Samantha Lee Golbuff 18 / Vietnamese American  "What I gained most from our particular conversation is that I have a long learning journey ahead of me. I know that I don’t know all that there is to know about being a woc, but then again, being a woc is not a...

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WOC Iowa: Leiz Ka Chan (Leez)

"Growing up as a WOC in Iowa felt like an obligation to compensate, for awhile. I wanted to prove to others that I was confined by stereotypical limitations of being Asian or a woman. And now that I've grown from that, I can see that there are now more questions and...

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