May 1, 2024

Embracing AAPI Heritage: Spotlight on Melissa, Our Ecommerce Specialist

Join Ming Wang in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month as we spotlight Melissa, our Ecommerce Specialist. Discover her unique story, talents, and pride in her heritage. Explore our commitment to diversity and the vibrant tapestry of the AAPI community.
Embracing AAPI Heritage: Spotlight on Melissa, Our Ecommerce Specialist

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, Ming Wang is excited to share our commitment to celebrating the rich cultural heritage and diversity within our brand. As a proudly Asian-founded business, we are dedicated to honoring the accomplishments, stories, and contributions of our employees who represent the vibrant tapestry of the AAPI community. Throughout the month, we will be shining a spotlight on one exceptional employee, showcasing their unique experiences, talents, and the heritage they are deeply proud of. Join us in this journey of celebration and appreciation as we embrace the spirit of AAPI Heritage Month at Ming Wang.

Meet Melissa

Ecommerce Specialist I

How do you identify within the Asian American and Pacific Islander community?

Asian American

What does AAPI Heritage Month mean to you?

AAPI month reminds me to be proud of my heritage but also reminds me of how much has been accomplished by members of this community.

How has your heritage shaped the person you are today?

As an adoptee, the journey to connect with my heritage has been challenging but rewarding. While understanding my identity, I’ve been fortunate to have been adopted by an Asian-American family who encouraged me to deepen my appreciation for my heritage.

In college, I found a vibrant community of individuals who were a mixture of adoptees and first & second-generation. They were able to help me understand the different layers of cultural and heritage identity and created a space for me to choose how I wanted to interact with my heritage. Through their support, I’ve not only gained a deeper understanding of my roots but also discovered where I belong within the broader AAPI community.

What brings you joy about your heritage and culture?

The joy of my heritage and culture stems from its rich traditions, strong sense of community, and the diversity of experiences it encompasses. Celebrating cultural holidays and festivities with family and friends brings me immense happiness, as we share stories, traditions, and delicious food.

What part of your heritage are you most proud of and why?

I’m proud of the resilience and perseverance that is continually demonstrated throughout the community; by our own families and community leaders.

Could you tell us about what you're wearing?

I'm wearing our Midi Slip Dress - Fine Pleat Crepe de Chine. It's all about ombre colorblocking, spaghetti straps, and a flattering V-neck. Perfect for any occasion, this dress offers style and versatility in a contemporary fit. This dress runs true to size.

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