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Moo Young Baek and Terri Hiroshima
Credit: Mia Warren, StoryCorps

'I'm not the submissive Asian woman you think I am'

"That's when I remember hearing the word 'Jap' for the first time."

Terri Hiroshima remembers she was a young girl when she heard that racist comment.

She sat down with her friend Moo Young Baek to talk about what it's like being Asian women in America and the stereotypes that go along with that.

Terri Hiroshima and Moo Young Baek were interviewed in Seattle by the University of Washington Center for Communication, Difference and Equity. The interview is provided courtesy of StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world: