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  • Naomi Ko. Photo: Katherina Vang. “It doesn’t feel like my story.” “This doesn’t really represent us.” “This story doesn’t seem believable.” It’s not the first time I’ve heard comments like these. I get it. I’m a Korean American woman from Minnesota. My mother makes her own kimchi in our garage and the beautiful, yet pungent, smell has caused a couple neighbors to call the gas company to report a “leak” to the neighborhood. (Hint: it was the kimchi.) This kind of fish…
  • Naomi Ko. Photo: Katherina Vang. “It doesn’t feel like my story.” “This doesn’t really represent us.” “This story doesn’t seem believable.” It’s not the first time I’ve heard comments like these. I get it. I’m a Korean American woman from Minnesota. My mother makes her own kimchi in our garage and the beautiful, yet pungent, smell has caused a couple neighbors to call the gas company to report a “leak” to the neighborhood. (Hint: it was the kimchi.) This kind of fish…
  • Naomi Ko. Photo: Katherina Vang. “It doesn’t feel like my story.” “This doesn’t really represent us.” “This story doesn’t seem believable.” It’s not the first time I’ve heard comments like these. I get it. I’m a Korean American woman from Minnesota. My mother makes her own kimchi in our garage and the beautiful, yet pungent, smell has caused a couple neighbors to call the gas company to report a “leak” to the neighborhood. (Hint: it was the kimchi.) This kind of fish…