Included in the story are some California natives who are making it big in movies and TV in Singapore and Hong Kong. The reporter also interviewed some South Asian American musicians who are finding more success in the UK than in America. Even though they live right here, their music is somehow more appealing when it is released in the UK, and then find its way back to America, rather than being released initially here in the States. This begs the question, do Asian Americans fits in more in Asia (and to some degree the UK) than America? And if so, is it simply based on the fact that we look more like more people over there? It is a numbers game?
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Melissa Hung is the founding editor of Hyphen. She was the editor in chief for the magazine's first five years and went on to serve in many other leadership roles on the staff and board for more than a decade. She is a writer and freelance journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Pacific Standard, Longreads, and Catapult, among others. A native Texan, she lives in California. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.