Joz Wang – Blogger and Co-Editor of 8Asians.com

Los Angeles, CA

I feel greatly indebted to my parents and grandparents for all the sacrifices they made so that we could grow up in a land of opportunity and freedom that did not exist in Taiwan.

wang.joz1Who are you?

I am a long-time blogger who embraces social media as a way for people to find their voices –both online and offline.

As one of the Co-Editors of 8Asians, we endeavor to bring Asian Americans voices together online while still highlighting the diversity and differences between us.

What do you do?

With a professional background in marketing, I am currently a Strategy Consultant at an interactive design and technology firm specializing in uniting technology, design and interactive experience into powerful, world-class business solutions. (Translation: We build cool websites which drive our clients’ businesses!)

I also love the arts and am honored to sit on the Board of Directors for East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theatre.

Why are you proud to be of Taiwanese heritage?

My parents and grandparents are the greatest influences of my life.  Their love and passion for Taiwan is instilled deeply within me, even though I was born and raised in America.  As a 2nd generation Taiwanese American, I feel greatly indebted to my parents and grandparents for all the sacrifices they made so that we could grow up in a land of opportunity and freedom that did not exist in Taiwan.  Their struggles to fight for democracy in Taiwan inspire me daily.

Any additional information you would like to share?

I am currently researching and working on a book about my family’s work toward Taiwanese democracy during an era of tyranny.

Oh yeah, and I am also known as the “Racist Camera” girl.

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