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#BBCtrending: Not Your Asian Sidekick

18 December 2013 Last updated at 12:31 GMT

Meet Suey Park, the creator of the hashtag that sparked a debate about what it means to be an Asian American woman.

Tens of thousands of women in the US have taken to Twitter this week to declare: I'm #NotYourAsianSidekick

#BBCtrending first reported on the hashtag on Monday.

Park, a writer and activist based in Chicago, explains the story behind it.

Produced by Neil Meads & Anne-Marie Tomchak