“Does it change the conversation if you know what Asian I am? It seems like a filler question that other people ask, but cannot relate to the answer. And I cannot flip the question onto them.”
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.”