Instead of erasing his Filipino-ness, this father chose to be proud of his roots. As a young immigrant, E.J. David felt the pressure to fit in. Then, he met Margaret, who is Athabascan and who showed him what it’s like to embrace one’s heritage, despite outside forces to assimilate. Today, they raise their kids to be 100% Filipino and 100% Athabascan.
How do we embrace our roots?
Filipinos are taking root across the world as immigrants and new citizens. From Middle America to Hawaii to Alaska, our Intersections series reimagines who we are and how we can better ourselves and the communities around us.