Princess Ka'iulani was the Crown Princess of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Her intelligence and determination showed as she fought for her nation and was outspoken about injustices toward her people. After the fall of Hawaii's monarchy in the late 1800's, she visited the United States and made many speeches in an effort to restore the Kingdom and denounce the overthrow of her government. Although she died at an early age from pneumonia, #PrincessKaiulani created an impact on all that met her as a woman who persevered through tough circumstances.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May, we're featuring some of our favorite Asian American and Pacific Islander American thinkers. They'll tell their stories about the rewards, challenges, and realities of straddling two identities — especially when the compatibility of the two has recently come under attack.
Illustrated by @decue_wu
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