Eva Chen is a Chinese American editor, author and vice president of fashion partnerships at Instagram. She identifies strongly with her hometown of New York—specifically downtown Manhattan—and holds a fondness for Chinatown and Washington Square Park. She is proud of her Chinese identity and cultural values, including the closeness of family and joy of eating together.
WHERE AM I REALLY FROM?
“I grew up going to Washington Square Park, not in some ‘exotic,’ far-flung place or whatever otherness you want to put on me. It can be frustrating because people will sometimes explain things to me in a certain way. I was literally an English major.”