Asian bodies have long been viewed through an Orientalist lens, which means our women are often viewed as feeble and delicate and our men as sexless and weak. Buying into these images as the definitive Asian avatar has real-world effects. Some are refugees, some immigrants, some second generation. And they share their journey of how they arrived at a healthy relationship with the way they look. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Now I truly love my body.
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It feels almost like calling your mother by her first name. A pissed off Rhode Islander came up to me one afternoon. I was living in Taipei for a while, which despite being a super fun party town, has some of the suckiest weather outside of London. After months of grey weather I was bummed for no real reason until one day, in a quiet alleyway, the sun finally muscled its way through the clouds and onto my skin. I was immediately way happier. Later, when my friends visited me, they expressed sincere concern about my state of being because I was no longer tan.
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With immigration from China cut off, those Chinese already in California became increasingly marginalized. They struggled to maintain dignity and financial stability in the face of racist boycotts, discriminatory hiring practices, and threats of mob violence. In , the great San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fire destroyed birth and immigration records, allowing many Chinese to claim American birth and thus citizenship. Because the Chinese Exclusion Act allowed the children of citizens to migrate, many Chinese men migrated as "paper sons. As a result of those practices, in , the Angel Island detention facility in San Francisco Bay began to detain and interrogate Chinese immigrants.
They also all happen to be white. Over the past couple of years, the mean-girl archetype has expanded. And so has the conventional image of the mean girl.