Iris Chen is an American Born Chinese, who somehow ended up with kids who are Chinese born Americans. Her parents were immigrants who came to America seeking opportunities for themselves and their children. Iris was well on her way to fulfilling the “American Dream” — graduating from a top notch university and marrying a Silicon Valley engineer — when she and her husband did an about-face and headed out to China to teach English at a university. Two kids, three job changes, and fourteen years later, Iris and her family are still in China, figuring out how to build a life as Chinese Americans living in a country that is both foreign and familiar. Iris’ blog Untigering is about her adventures of moving away from being a typical tiger mom, while still wanting to hold on to her cultural heritage, and figuring out what she believes about identity, family, and success as an outsider to both societies.