Christine Yi is a Korean American entrepreneur and food blogger who is also an amputee and proud owner of a prosthetic leg. While she grew up in a town with few other Asian people, Christine found a deep sense of community among Korean family friends. One of the Korean traditions she valued most was the cultural emphasis on food—an appreciation that would ultimately lead to a career in food.
WHERE AM I REALLY FROM?
“I’ve been asked that hundreds and hundreds of times. I always say, ‘I’m Korean, but I was born here.’ That’s how I identify. But I’ve never said, ‘I’m American.’ Maybe that helps people. Because when I’ve seen other Asian people answer that question with ‘I’m American,’ the response is always, ‘Really?’”