Being Asian American

As a young girl, I remember being discriminated against in school for having a “flat face,” which basically means that i have a very flat nose bridge. When you add on the idea of having “slanty eyes,” my life was just miserable. It made me feel like an ugly duckling for the majority of life until I learned to accept myself. 

*The above is not a picture of me. Instead, it is an example of what I was describing above.

But there are those who never do learn to accept themselves. Just in 2005, Asian Americans had 437,000 cosmetic surgeries, a 58% jump from the previous year. The pressure to be American and to look white can best be described by the video below:

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~ by tanyaw on May 24, 2010.

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