#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