Asian women are making their presence known in Dallas. Specifically, Julie Wang Zheng was featured on Tatler Hong Kong’s article published on December 11th which featured a list of trailblazing Asian women for her impressive feat of circumnavigating the globe, starting her journey in Dallas. In it they say:
“In 2016, pilot and flight instructor Julie Wang Zheng joined an elite club when she became the first Asian woman to circumnavigate the Earth in an airplane, and the first Chinese person to fly solo around the world.
Wang took 33 days and 155 hours of flying a single-engine propeller plane to complete her journey where she started, in the Dallas area of Texas.”
More than that incredible first for Asian women, a Dallas mom has written an adorable book to teach her sons (and other third culture children) of their Vietnamese heritage according to an NBC 5 DFW article published on December 14th. In it they say:
“We find something good in the pages of a children’s book and the motivation behind it.
‘The Pho Team’ is a book written, illustrated and self-published by a woman in Dallas. It’s about a boy who finds himself hungry for the Vietnamese food pho and meets some friends along the way. ‘I have two little boys. One is 11 months old, and the other is 3 years old. And I married a Honduran man, so our family is a big mix, hodgepodge of different cultures,’ said Susan Do Zuniga, a lawyer, wife and mom, who wrote the book to connect her sons to their Vietnamese culture.”
Dallas is becoming home and/or the start of some trailblazing Asian women in a wide variety of industries.