when you do not seek or need approval, you are at your most powerful. that’s my #10yearchallenge. damn proud of the woman i am — asian, brown eyed, petite, ambivert, girlboss, creative, free-spirited, wild, survivor and warrior.
there was a time, i prayed over + over to wake up with blonde hair and blue eyes. yeah, privilege is a thing i’ve seen all my life. but in high school, i met senator mee moua (minnesota). she shared her struggle with self acceptance + the journey of moving from that same blonde hair/blue eyed dream to loving all of her asian (hmong) american self. “i sat in a room of white men and women in politics, and wished i could look like them. then i realized, i am a voice for my people, my tribe, my community... my ancestors.” that moment changed my life.
lately, i’m revisiting this part of my journey. understanding all of who i am. every cultural part and emotional part. mental and physical. and damn, ya girl is feelin herself. ha.
how are you embracing YOUR skin, your body, your voice? 🌟 bc you are worthy. this is your season to flourish.