After reading a book about the experiences of Asian-American women, Kathy Bing-Yeu decided it was time to start her own group to discuss the experiences of being an Asian woman in the United States.
The group will be free-form, providing room for whatever people wanted to talk about. But, Bing-Yeu suspects several topics will come up.
“How do we honor our families, meet parental and societal expectations of us, have several careers and fulfill our dreams,” she said. “How do we balance the best of East and West.”
Claire Chow, a marriage and family therapist in San Ramon, authored “Leaving Deep Waters: The Lives of Asian-American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures,” which inspired Bing-Yeu.
She strongly supports the creation of an Asian-American Women’s Group.
“One of the problems for women is they tend to be isolated,” said Chow. “Assimilation pushes people to blend into the dominant culture, you disconnect yourself from roots