How Hakka-Chinese Canadian Artist Ness Lee Crafted Her Own Asian Identity

Ness Lee, in her own words, is a "noodle lovin', pot stickin' son-of-a-bun." Well, at least that's how the Toronto-based artist identifies on her website.

While there's no case of mistaken identity for her signature style — hand-drawn figures of naked curvy figures adorned with long, jet-black hair — settling on her personal identity wasn't as easy for the daughter of Chinese immigrants who left India for Canada.

Every part, all the pieces

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