In a new Pew Research Center analysis based on 66 focus groups conducted in the fall of 2021, Asian American participants described navigating their own identity in a nation where the label “Asian” brings expectations about their origins, behavior and physical self.

The participants in this companion documentary were not part of the focus group study, but were similarly sampled to tell their own stories.

Did this documentary resonate with you? Throughout August, on Pew Research Center’s social media platforms, we’ll be inviting Asian Americans to continue sharing their experiences using the hashtag #BeingAsianinAmerica. We hope you’ll observe or join in.