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"Hapa" is a Hawai'ian word that means “half”, but over time has come to mean a person of partial Asian & Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent.

As a multi-racial, half-Japanese and half-white American hapa, I grew up with two diverse socializations being introduced to multiple ways of thinking and expression simply by observing the behaviors, perspectives, communication styles, and traditions represented in each side of my family. I’ve long loved and resonated with different aspects of each culture, and learned early on that there are always several ways to see the same thing. It’s through the decisions I make and actions I take that I truly choose who and how I want to be.

My Nikkei roots influence and inform my art in many ways, and this sticker is a celebration of the hapa identity shared by so many around the globe.

▻ Original illustration by Kimberly Taylor-Pestell, printed by a fellow U.S.-based business, and hand-packaged in the Lacelit studio.
▻ Sticker measures 3" x 1.69"
▻ Vinyl sticker features a premium coating that protects them from exposure to wind, rain, and sunlight. You can even put them in your dishwasher and have them come out looking brand new.


All designs, photography and graphics are copyright registered and may not be reproduced, altered, or used without written permission from the artist. © Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell / Lacelit


Hapa Love | Vinyl Sticker

SKU: S-26
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