On Roots & History / by Simmon Li

I've recently started thinking about the self. I've never really interrogated this aspect of myself, and it's something that I feel like I've tried to avoid. The question of who I am is something I've never confronted. I mean, that sounds like a silly question right? Who am I? I am me, I am a son, a friend, a classmate. That's all fine and well, I am actually quite proud of who I am. In terms of history and roots, mine are Canadian and Chinese. I don't look Canadian, though. And it was interesting to me to consider just how Canadian I feel that I am. I speak English very well. But I am also Chinese.