Hana Jackson opens up about the beauty in the Japanese collectivism, and what she likes and dislikes about US sensitivity culture.
“There is a problem with the cultural expectations that we have for children and the way we raise young girls versus young boy. We have norms that allow boys to be emotionally immature further into adulthood. This screws everyone over because they become adult children.”
These external beauty standards have deeply affected my life. The only therapy I know for it is to simply delve into the sensations and discomfort, and seeing what arises from the vulnerability.
“I remember feeling so beautiful when I was biking over the hills of Missoula in Western Montana for my sophomore summer.”