Hook'em Heritages is a series sharing personal stories of Asian/Asian-American students at the University of Texas at Austin.
By Jolene Chao
Halfie. Wasian. Mixed. Although these conversational terms are meant to describe anyone of mixed culture, people usually picture someone who is half Caucasian and half Asian. But how does one go about describing someone who has three cultural identities? Yoann Dequin is a freshman business major and is of both French and Taiwanese descent.
Born in France, Dequin's French identity comes from his dad while his Taiwanese identity comes from his mom. He spent seven years in France before immigrating to America due to his dad's career. Although Dequin does not remember much about the move, he does remember the fear he felt.