Pushing the boat mid week
Traditionally around this time of the week you do one of two things.
Put the pedal to the metal and drive hard for the rest of the week.
Start to burn out because you came to fast out of the starting blocks
Which one are you doing
When I was in elementary school in the Midwest I was made fun of all the time for having “Asian eyes.” Kids would approach me, pull their lateral canthi toward their ears, and begin to make grotesque faces and barbaric noises while I stared in confusion at their psychotic behavior. I soon realized that they were mocking me.
For Asian-Americans, the morphology of our eyes have historically been a physical feature linked to racism, disenfranchisement, and dehumanization (i.e. the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882). Western beauty standards have altered our perception in a way that many are dissatisfied with the appearance of their eyes and believe them to be unattractive.
Stereotypes still exist, and I can’t promise that Asian-American kids being the subject of ridicule is now a thing of the past. Blepharoplasty will still probably continue to be the most common cosmetic procedure in Asia. Despite this, I hope some choose to accept themselves in the way they were made. Personally, I’ll keep my “Asian eyes,” slanted as they may be, and just keep rising to the top knowing that those kids who taunted me will probably never reach my level 💅🏼.
A while back I posted this image with the caption, “beauty from ashes” and now I finally have written my story on my blog. I’ll explain the blog name on another day but for now, my story is linked in the bio! Before I document other people’s stories and share them... I felt that God wanted me to share my story with you all. It comes from my heart. And yes it’s vulnerable but the Lord gave me the worlds to speak, and I just gave it all to Him. Thank you in advance for your love and support🌸 story link in bio!