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Lela Lee is a cartoonist, actress and writer. She was raised in a traditional Korean household that operated on the centuries old Confucian custom of favoring sons and raising obedient and subservient daughters. She was the fourth and youngest daughter in a family of no sons. She also grew up in an all-American suburb where neighbors and schoolmates viewed immigrants with ridicule and misunderstanding. Because of her parent's one-sided communication and her desire to fit in, she suppressed her voice. She became very angry but was never allowed to express it...

It wasn't until she got to college that she was able to express her frustrations through acting, writing and drawing. At first, she did these things tentatively and secretly, but now she does these things professionally and without apology.