When did you come out to yourself?
Olivia: Looking back, I’ve always know that I liked girls, even back in kindergarten. But I think, the young mind is more innocent. I didn’t see liking girl as something bad or something odd, it was just natural.
So, how did your mom react? I think most Asian/Asian-Americans are worried first and foremost about how their parents will react or think of them.
Olivia: I think they try their best to raise their children and if something goes even remotely different from the expectation, they see it as their fault. But it really isn’t. My mom was calm at first and said this is something she needs to discuss with my dad.
(excerpt from Olivia’s Out and Successful interview)