As a teenager, I tried diet pills, eating only oranges for breakfast, and joining the tennis team to try to morph my body into size-two Gap jeans, which never happened. I had bad acne. Not necessarily a fat Asian, but definitely a fat Asian. My parents also opened up. My parents made me believe in myself.
By taking a stand against the racialized expectations telling us how to label ourselves, we can reclaim the power to assert our cultural identities and try telling the world who we are, for a change.
Asian Bodies That Proudly Defy An Archetype
Tags from the story. The problem about having the privilege of being tall is that I have it inherently. Get updates Get updates. My archetype for what you look like as an Asian is mostly based on TV shows — the hacker type who gets stuck in lockers. Just being skinny, scrawny and bony.