To celebrate (e/s/se)asian & pacific islander heritage month:
“Don’t whiteout your skin kid. I know she made fun of you for being yellow and dark, but don’t whiteout your skin kid. Don’t use that filter to look lighter. Don’t lower the warmth to be less yellow. Let your gold tinted, sweet yellow, soft brown skin be free. And I know she made fun of you for having a “fat wide nose” but but look how cute it is with its septum ring! Look how that nose is on your father, and grandfather, and the beautiful woman who bore him. It is a strong nose. Wide, wide to breathe life in. And don’t forget, your eyes are dark and rich like the hugs and humid nights wandering the fields with ama. Love your Taiwanese heritage, kid.