- Henna Choi, 28, left a high-paying job as a lawyer to pursue making TikTok videos.
- She shares videos about her everyday life on TikTok. Her account has more than 470,000 followers.
- Choi said her family’s support has allowed her to nurture her creativity and follow her passions.
This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Henna Choi, a 28-year-old lawyer who is on leave from her job. It has been edited for length and clarity.
As the firstborn daughter of an immigrant family who comes from a culture where education is the most revered thing, I always knew I was going to have a big job. What I didn’t know was that I would leave that job after just two years.
I always felt the internal pressure that so many children of immigrants feel. I had to succeed, and I had to succeed in the