Alec MacDonald

Sex Ed

Oakland’s Southeast Asian and Chinese American youth raise awareness about sex and sexuality

Miranda Uog was raised by her grandparents, Cambodian refugees who shunned any mention of dating and wanted her to earn a college degree before having a boyfriend. Her own mother entered into an arranged marriage as a teenager and gave birth to Miranda at age 16. Her parents’ marriage ended in divorce, rupturing the family so badly that Miranda and her two younger sisters spent their formative years without any parental contact.