The Foreigner is a casual lifestyle magazine that speaks to the Westernized Asian identity with a focus in creating a community through sharing relatable moments. Told through stories, interviews, and illustrations, the magazine explores the constant struggle of trying to occupy both Western and Eastern societies at once.
This issue speaks to the concept of belonging – a natural human desire to belong to society, to culture, to community. What does it mean to belong to a Western society as an Asian who visually does not identify with this group? Will there always be a tension with how we want to identify ourselves within Western society with the subconscious upbringings of Eastern traditions? Perhaps this disconnect we experience with the manners of Western and Eastern societies is what allows us to create a sense of community within each other. We relate with one another in arbitrary moments that we come to associate with people like us, Westernized Asians, and create our own community in which we identify with that becomes something outside of ourselves where we can finally belong.