Shayn Prapaisilp is a Thai and Chinese American who feels a strong connection to his upbringing in the Midwest and home city of St. Louis. He and his family run several businesses specializing in Asian foods and goods, including the restaurant King & I Thai Cuisine. They take pride in spreading AAPI culture around the city of St. Louis.
WHERE AM I REALLY FROM?
“No one was ever happy with the answer I gave them. I wasn’t allowed to dictate my own identity. We’d just go back and forth until they got the answer they wanted. I know that line of questioning wouldn't happen to other people.”