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It was one year ago today that I took the leap and officially launched Tiffany Chi Photography. I remember trying to decide on a name for this business. Originally, I was actually thinking “Evaline Reign Photography” (these are Aimee and Ellias’ middle names) because I thought it was a meaningful nod to why I am […]

About Me, Art & Creativity

June 1, 2021

An Open Letter from your Family Photographer

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May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I’m sad to recall that growing up as an Asian American to immigrant parents, I often pushed back against my own culture and heritage: I was ashamed of everything that made me different. My parents insisted that we speak Chinese at home, and learn Mandarin after English […]

About Me, Stop Asian Hate

May 2, 2021

AAPI Heritage Month

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I’ve been posting a lot of information from Jenny Wang’s page @asiansformentalhealth.  Jenny has a wealth of knowledge about how and where to start healing from racial trauma and also spreads awareness about the often invisible AAPI experience.  She’s amazing, and I highly recommend following her!  I recommend watching her video discussing how Asian Americans […]

About Me, Awareness, Parenting, Stop Asian Hate

March 23, 2021

Talking to our Asian American children about Race

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“One of the most tragic parts of being Asian American right now is that no one believed in the reality of our radicalized trauma until now. […] How do Asian Americans heal from a lifestime of hidden realities and unspoken trauma unrecognized by others?” Jenny Wang Clinical Psychologist@asiansformentalhealth I’m tired.  Last week was heavy, and […]

About Me, Awareness, Stop Asian Hate

March 22, 2021

Asian American Antiracist Advocacy

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“As the Asian American community continues to encourage each other to SPEAK UP, take up SPACE, and become VISIBLE, we also need to remember that these actions take immense courage and are costly.  We need to be prepared to defend, protect, and support each other in these brave acts or we run the risk of […]

About Me, Awareness, Stop Asian Hate

March 22, 2021

Asian Americans and Racial Trauma

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I have not been able to stop crying. My heart is shredded. I realize that what I am about to share isn’t filtered, and probably won’t even be mindfully articulated. I’m just sharing what I feel. These women were somebody’s daughters, and perhaps mothers and sisters. Now, dead, because of a white man’s “bad day.” […]

About Me, Awareness, Stop Asian Hate

March 18, 2021

Stop Asian Hate

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Are you listening now? Do you see us now? My first reaction was rage, then sadness, then the impulse to say something, and then, do you know my next impulse was?  To not say anything. “Be quiet, Tiffany.  Be agreeable.  Likable.  Don’t rock the boat.  No one else is reacting, so maybe you shouldn’t. Don’t react.  […]

About Me, Awareness, Stop Asian Hate

March 18, 2021

Stop Asian Hate, II

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Last month was the end of a chapter for me and Ellias, and I didn’t know how to process or talk about it until now. My last day breastfeeding Ellias was at 23.5 months. This image was taken a couple of weeks prior to our last days of nursing and unearths so many emotions in […]

About Me, Motherhood

March 8, 2021

Exclusive Breastfeeding with Breast Hypoplasia

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Sometimes I catch myself being withholding of my love and praise for my children. I know it sounds kind of horrible. The truth is … it comes from a deeply ingrained and treacherous lie that if I offer too much love or praise that it will somehow inflate their egos to the point of making […]

About Me, Motherhood

March 8, 2021

How being an immigrant’s child affects my own parenting …

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Light and Airy Bathroom

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Four months, a million trips to the hardware store, prying toddler fingers off of paint rollers and out of open cabinets, and here we are: almost all unpacked with the exception of a few open boxes of frames, and making this space our home — one fresh coat of paint and thoughtful detail at time. […]

About Me

March 2, 2021

Top 3 DIY Lessons I’ve learned so far …