Kai Lin Ngu is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a co-founder of Church Clarity, host of Religious Socialism podcast, and deacon of Forefront Brooklyn Church

Erasing Margins
Malaysia’s Legacy of Colonialism and its Profit-Making Roots
By Kai Lin Ngu

I once asked my mom, “Why is it that so many of the models in Malaysian advertisements are white or Eurasian?” “It’s the colonial mindset,” she replied.

Redefining Family
By Kai Lin Ngu

My immigrant story begins a little differently from most Asian Americans: My parents migrated to America from Malaysia in order to start a church. They belonged to a church-planting network that began in Thailand; its leaders felt that America was too depraved and in need of a spiritual revival. And so they sent over the Ngus.