"I don’t think that any artist wants to be boxed into any sort of title or boundary. I cannot be myself if that doesn’t come along with being a Chinese Asian American. Getting this chance to reimagine the Chinese variation triggered a lot of different things for me. I didn’t realize how much responsibility I started giving myself — I wanted to do it justice. Unboxing, undoing, unbounding these restrictions and labels and constructs that have been a part of my life felt really heavy. I’ve never been so self-conscious analyzing my movement. At the same time, I loved having my button pushed to really self-reflect."