Charles and Kristen Z.



We show love for our Asian American identity by opening our heritage up to others and welcoming them in. Through foundational ways of connecting like food, media, and experiences, we find excitement in showing and teaching others our culture. With each shared moment, from sharing heaping plates of longevity noodles on birthdays to arguing the seriousness of Lunar New Years superstitions, we realize our greatest joy is simply being ourselves and allowing those who are less familiar to live it with us, even if for just a moment. Pictured here is our surprise lion dancing performance for our guests at our wedding in August 2023.