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Helen Zia-journalist

Helen Zia was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1952 to first generation immigrants from Shanghai. “To be silent is a privilege,” Helen Zia said in 2018. Through her articles, essays, and books, Zia has spent her life refusing to be silenced. She’s written unapologetically about her own experience as a second-generation immigrant, advocacy for LGBTQ+ youth, and sexual assault on college campuses.

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