Angry Reader of the Week: Jennifer Chow

Hello, my people. It is time once again to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Jennifer Chow.

Who are you?

Jennifer J. Chow. Also known as Jenny, Jen, Chenny, and once in my childhood, Hen.

What are you?

I'm an Asian-American writer, avid reader, and adorer of all things geriatric. To be more specific heritage-wise, I'm Chinese-American by way of parents from Malaysia and Hong Kong. I've since expanded my ethnic knowledge by marrying into the Taiwanese culture.

Where are you?

I live in Southern California (Torrance).

Where are you from?

Fresno, the exact center of California. I also moved to upstate New York for college, returned to occupy San Jose for a bit, and then settled down in the Los Angeles area.

What do you do?

I'm the author of the new Taiwanese-American novel called The 228 Legacy. It was inspired by a real event and details the effects of a decades-long cultural secret across three generations. Prior to writing, I was a social worker for older adults. I'm also currently raising two young kids.

What are you all about?

I'm all about celebrating our heritage and respecting our elders. I think we have a lot to learn from history and family stories. I'm a book-lover and when I've run out of reading material, I've been known to scrutinize cereal boxes and business cards.

What makes you angry?

Ageism. I wish there wasn't so much of a generational disconnect and that respect would exist across ages. Also, my hope is that one day, aging naturally could be admired instead of shunned.

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