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Tiffany Chi Photography | Fine Art Natural Light Maternity, Baby, Birth, Newborn Photographer Orange County, California “I don’t want to grow up, mommy,” she whispered, breathlessly choking back the tears that came like torrential waves. I found her sitting on the stairs, back hunched, her entire little face buried in her shaking hands. Beside her […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

September 13, 2021

Raising a Highly Sensitive Child

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Orange County Fine Art Natural Light Pregnancy Photographer | Tiffany Chi Photography Weight gain is often the obvious collateral we think about when we think of pregnancy. Everyone from your mother in law to internet memes will remind you of it. I expected it for myself to a certain extent … in the way that […]

About Me, Awareness

July 26, 2021

Pregnancy & Postpartum Weight Gain: The Lies We’re Told

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We found each other.8 billion people in the world.2.161 million in Paris, alone. It scares me to think of any other reality existing — one where we miss one another. Maybe it doesn’t rain that day, or maybe instead of staying, I decided to get on a plane, or return to my other job, or […]

About Me

July 5, 2021

Reflections on our Anniversary

Black and White Eiffel Tower
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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