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Apparently, Asian, and Beautiful: Kimberly Yam _ @kimmythepooh You're 8 years old Your 3rd grade class orders chinese food & your father delivers it. You are so excited to see your pops in school He's your hero. But apparently other kids don't think he's so cool. They laugh at him and mimic his accent You don't want to be Chinese anymore Kimberly Yam@kimmythepooh 1d v You're 9 years olod You attend ballet camp. Someone tells you that another girl *hates* you. She thinks your eyes are an "ugly shape." You don't have the vocabulary to describe why that's hurtful. But now, you hate your distinctly Asian face. You do n't want to be Chinese anymore 80 t2,668 37.2K Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d v You're 16 years old It's Halloween & 2 students come to class dressed as "Asian tourists." They've taped their eyes back, strapped cameras around their necks and chucked up peace signs. You feel uncomfortable. When a teacher asks if you find the costumes offensive, you say no 979 2,521 35.6KT Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d You don't want people thinking you're uptight. You laugh along with everyone else. You don't want to be Chinese anymore You're 17 years old You're off to college & you meet other Asians. They have pride that you never had. You meet a boy & he wonders why you don't speak your family's tongue. Why your favorite food is grilled cheese, not xiao long bao. You say your family doesn't live that way. Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d But you know you rejected your culture a long time ago. You know you refused to speak Chinese & you remember calling your mother's food "disgusting." It's fucked. It clicks. It's a race to reclaim everything you've hated about yourself. For the 1st time, you want to be Chinese. 52 2,733 42.2K Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d v You're 20 years old You've spent the past several years repatriating yourself. You get your family's name inked into your skin. That character is there forever. You won't let anyone make you feel the way you did all those years ago. You love being Chinese Kimberly Yam@kimmythepooh .1d You're 25 years old You see a movie with an all-asian cast at a screening and for some reason you're crying and you can't stop. You've never seen a cast like this in Hollywood Everyone is beautiful You're so happy you're Chinese
Apparently, Asian, and Beautiful: Kimberly Yam _
 @kimmythepooh
 You're 8 years old
 Your 3rd grade class orders chinese
 food & your father delivers it. You are
 so excited to see your pops in school
 He's your hero. But apparently other
 kids don't think he's so cool. They
 laugh at him and mimic his accent
 You don't want to be Chinese
 anymore

 Kimberly Yam@kimmythepooh 1d v
 You're 9 years olod
 You attend ballet camp. Someone tells
 you that another girl *hates* you. She
 thinks your eyes are an "ugly shape."
 You don't have the vocabulary to
 describe why that's hurtful. But now,
 you hate your distinctly Asian face. You
 do
 n't want to be Chinese anymore
 80 t2,668 37.2K
 Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d v
 You're 16 years old
 It's Halloween & 2 students come to
 class dressed as "Asian tourists."
 They've taped their eyes back,
 strapped cameras around their necks
 and chucked up peace signs. You feel
 uncomfortable. When a teacher asks if
 you find the costumes offensive, you
 say no
 979 2,521 35.6KT
 Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d
 You don't want people thinking you're
 uptight. You laugh along with everyone
 else. You don't want to be Chinese
 anymore

 You're 17 years old
 You're off to college & you meet other
 Asians. They have pride that you never
 had. You meet a boy & he wonders why
 you don't speak your family's tongue.
 Why your favorite food is grilled
 cheese, not xiao long bao. You say your
 family doesn't live that way.
 Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d
 But you know you rejected your culture
 a long time ago. You know you refused
 to speak Chinese & you remember
 calling your mother's food "disgusting."
 It's fucked. It clicks. It's a race to
 reclaim everything you've hated about
 yourself. For the 1st time, you want to
 be Chinese.
 52 2,733 42.2K
 Kimberly Yam @kimmythepooh 1d v
 You're 20 years old
 You've spent the past several years
 repatriating yourself. You get your
 family's name inked into your skin. That
 character is there forever. You won't let
 anyone make you feel the way you did
 all those years ago. You love being
 Chinese

 Kimberly Yam@kimmythepooh .1d
 You're 25 years old
 You see a movie with an all-asian cast
 at a screening and for some reason
 you're crying and you can't stop. You've
 never seen a cast like this in Hollywood
 Everyone is beautiful
 You're so happy you're Chinese
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Love, Memes, and Puppy: Puppy love.
Eagerly trotting back into the arms of a hurtful, toxic, mental health-destroying ex like... 🏃🏿😊😂😂

Eagerly trotting back into the arms of a hurtful, toxic, mental health-destroying ex like... 🏃🏿😊😂😂