Despite racism, challenges from family and communities, and oppression within schooling, Janet Stickmons memoir Crushing Soft Rubies exposes how she navigates and ultimately finds home in a world that does not always work in her favor as a mixed Black and Filipina woman; however, it also shows how she realizes her agency in the process. In using her counternarrative as a tool for engaging critical dialogue about identity, power, and authenticity, her text is valuable in these negotiations that help one to be at home in ones identities.
"Realizing blacknpinay: Negotiating Notions of Authenticity in Janet Stickmons Crushing Soft Rubies,"
Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies:
Vol. 3, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/aaldp/vol3/iss1/7