When I told a male Caucasian friend I was writing about how fat I am, he laughed. This photo slideshow reveals exactly what pop culture seems to think about Asian women and our bodies. We all have tiny size-two waists, slender legs, and perfectly straight hair.
And when we sweat, we still look sexy. Although every woman is subjected to these same stupid standards of impossibly skinny waists, busty boobs, and twig-type arms, in Asian American culture, losing weight and being skinny is tantamount to getting good grades.
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First-generation Asian parents are just as proud of us when we graduate from a top university as when we shed serious pounds. At five feet tall, my large runner-type calves, stocky frame, and size-eight waist are equivalent to getting an F-minus on a calculus final which I did. I love my Taiwanese heritage, but at any family gathering, conversations often revolve around who has gained weight and who has lost weight. Or can you believe so-and-so lost so much weight? They look so good now!
I was so embarrassed by my big boobs that I used to wear two bras and two T-shirts in seventh grade to hide them. As a teenager, I tried diet pills, eating only oranges for breakfast, and ing the tennis team to try to morph my body into size-two Gap jeans, which never happened.
At my heaviest, I was pounds. I have a photo from that time period that my mother, whom I love dearly, told me to never look like again.
Weight and appearance is not a taboo subject for people to talk about in Chinese culture. She is actually a size The feminist in me wants to be stronger than these standards, get over these doubts, and be happy with my body. The teenager in me just wants to fit into skinny jeans and have a permanent Japanese hair-straightening treatment. Our immigrant parents instilled a strong work ethic in us, paid for us to go to college, and wanted us to do better than they did.
Her cousin bought her a pair of pants, which Grace tried on. Grace refused.
Our immigrant parents sacrificed a lot for us to come to America. They instilled a strong work ethic in us, paid for us to go to college, and wanted us to do better than they did.
They are simply telling us the truth. Tearfully, she told me that she loves me, no matter what.
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I believe that she does. Yes, we feel insecure sometimes. Sometimes we do feel fat. Image from Thinkstock.
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