AAPI Heritage Month Spotlight: Tu Nguyen

Recognizing Asian American & Pacific Islander Leaders at Doximity

May 11, 2022 · Dox Spotlight

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made and recognizes their achievements in a variety of fields. BIPOC@Dox is an employee resource group (ERG) committed to fostering a culture of equity and inclusion for Doxers of color. This week Tu Nguyen, Product Designer, shares his experience through this poem.

Tu Be

I have no use for labels
But labels have use for me
Sifting for the victories in our histories
Though often we find solidarity in the misery
Pushing and pulling, my body strains
To hear my mind amid the melanin
And repelling and fetishizing
Your map on my face that leads to
The land of nowhere and everywhere
We are lost, but we have not lost
We have loss, but we are not loss
I breathe soups of contradiction
And speak noodles of reclamation
Let me float your pain
So that I might be seen
To exist as more than
Fortunes and fantasies
Or a Rubik’s cube of origins
Wipe your glasses, not the masses
Come to me, don’t come for me
Don’t step aside, step to my side
I lift above the density
Whose song I drink with velocity
Flavor your colors and
Jostle through our joy for
Glitter is my vision and expedition
Ride my shine sublime
Designed with you in mind
Entwined with you in kind

Interview conducted by Angelica Recierdo
Banner image created by Chloe Chan

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