Our project is called Good Girls Marry Doctors (GGMD). It is the first book written by and about Asian-American women, on growing up with Asian parents in North America.
We’ve all known at least one Asian-American chick who wasn’t able to come out to her parents because she was gay; whose parents wouldn’t accept her career choice of dance instead of medicine; or who was just having trouble bridging the cultural gap with her parents.
In so many of your shows, we feel that this is an issue you address again and again. Your voice lends so much support to those women who are trying to balance on the tightrope that all of us as Asian-American women walk.
This is NOT a book about resentment. It is a book about love, and the ways in which we love and honor our culture and our parents, while at the same time questioning and molding it to our needs. This is a book about finding the right pathways to navigate through our culture and our feminism.
We want YOU to be a part of this! It will only take a few small paragraphs! We think a foreword written by you would go a long way for the women behind these stories, and the women who need to read them! Please contact us!
goodgirlsmarrydoctors [at] gmail [dot] com
-Josephine and Piyali