east asian girl

shoutout to all my asian girls that don’t fit typical beauty expectations!! this is for all the girls that aren’t like the skinny, fair-skinned east asian girls in those aesthetic photoshoots. shoutout to south and southeast asian girls that are always forgotten in the western view of asia. this is for my desi girls, my indonesian girls, my malay and cambodian and vietnamese girls. this for the asian girls that have dark skin or a lot of facial hair or a unibrow or monolids or big boobs or no boobs!, or rolls/curves/stretch marks/cellulite!! i love u guys a lot and ur beautiful no matter what society tells u 💖💖💖

shoutout to east asian girls who:
  • use skin-whitening makeup because they think they aren’t pale enough
  • use eyelid glue because they think their monolids are ugly
  • think their dark hair and dark eyes are plain and boring
  • get made fun of for being flat-chested
  • think they have to conform to western beauty standards in order to be considered beautiful (you don’t)
  • are self-conscious and get made fun of for being short
  • constantly get asked if they have an eating disorder just because they have a small body type
  • get pressured by family to succumb to traditional gender roles 
  • have to deal with creepy white guys fetishizing them because they think they’re submissive and timid and all sorts of other baseless stereotypes

((if somebody could make a post for boys that would be great. as a girl i only feel comfortable making a post about situations i know applies to girls))

anonymous asked:

do you ever paint people of color?

Strangely, this question strikes a nerve for some reason, maybe it’s just because its really late at night or maybe I’m just having a bad day. So I apologize in advance if this comes off as a little rude, I don’t mean to be.

When it comes to my work, I draw from my head, completely from imagination mostly. I draw these subjects, these people that I imagine in my head and bring them to life along with the ideas, meanings and feelings that are associated with them. In this moment the last thing I am thinking about is the colour of their skin. 

The thing I want people to see and recognize at the very moment they see my work, and until that very last moment before they turn away, is emotion. I want my work to capture something as fleeting and indescribable in words like pain, love or loss. I want my work to resonate, to talk and to connect with people, and I try to achieve that by using various different art elements and techniques and merging them all together to create this overall idea and feeling (fingers crossed, I hope I am somewhat successful in achieving that). My work isn’t necessarily about who the subject matter is, their identity or the character, it’s about that emotion of the work as a whole, that introspective dialogue between work and viewer. Heck, sometimes even drawing animals can capture an expression I want to show better than with drawing people!

If anything, I draw upon my own roots of South-East Asian influences for the girls that I draw, with features that are often mixed, fantasy/surrealist anyway because it’s derived from my roots of Manga/Anime art as a kid.
If anything, I do paint people of colour, my own people, everyday really.

I would absolutely love to draw all types of people! I’m still learning how to do so in study sketches, from different parts of the world, of different skin colours – different people, full stop!

Sexual/Romantic/Aesthetic preferences

Preference: I like women with tattoos

Not a preference: Asian girls are so cute and docile and small and submissive. They are just my fetish.

Preference: I like men with curly hair

Not a preference: I just can’t fuck a black man. They are so scary

Preference: I like women with long legs

Not a preference: I only like black mixed women, they aren’t dark and ugly like black women

Preference: I like men with beards

Not a preference: I just can’t see myself with a Latin man. They are just so short

Fetish: I have a fetish for glasses. I have a hard time cumming unless my partner is wearing glasses

Fetish: I have a fetish for being spanked. I can only cum while being spanked

Not a fetish: black girls, Asian girls, Latina girl, ME girls, black men, Asian men, Latino men, ME men, mixed girls, mixed men. Races are not fucking fetishes, they are identities with distinct cultures and experiences that are not here for your fucking fetish. Stop fetishizing entire races!!

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Before you say, Write your own! – let me tell you that we do. But this page is a resource for writers, so we thought writers might want to know what kinds of representation would make us more likely to get excited about your book. We don’t speak for everyone in our demographic, just ourselves, but we hope this post gives you some cool writing ideas.

Note: This is additional info writers can keep in mind when writing characters of those backgrounds. We believe it’s a good thing to ask the people you’re including what they’d like to see.

Actually hearing from misrepresented and underrepresented people and asking us what we’d like to see of ourselves is much better than unthinkingly tossing characters into tired tropes or reinforcing stereotypes that do us harm.

Colette (Black): More Black people doing shit! Going on adventures, riding dragons, being magical! More Black characters in prominent roles in fantasy + sci-fi and historical settings and not always and only as slavess. These stories are important, but they’re NOT our only stories. We were kings and queens too. Let us wear the fancy dresses for a change instead of the chains, damn it!

More Black girls being portrayed as lovely and treasured and worth protecting. More Black girls finding love. More Black girls in general who aren’t relegated to arc-less, cliche “Sassy best friends” and “strong black women.”

More positive, dynamic roles of Black men (fathers, brothers, boys…) More positive, dynamic family roles of Black families as a whole, families that are loving and supportive and there. More Black people from all socioeconomic classes. More Black characters that don’t rely on the stereotypes that the media is currently going full force to reinforce.

Yasmin (Arab, Turkish): More Arabs who aren’t token characters. I want to see Arabs normalised in literature. Arab teenagers in high school, Arab young adults behind on their taxes, Arab dads who cook amazing food, Arab moms who refuse to soften their tongue for others. Arabs who aren’t mystical fantasy creatures from another planet. Arabs in YAs and in dramas and nonfiction and comedies and children’s books. We are human just like everyone else, and I’d like to see that reflected in literature. Often we are boxed into very specific genres of literature and made to feel ostracised from the rest. Let’s see some change!

Alice (Black, biracial): I’m hoping for more Black and biracial (mixed with Black) leading characters in all genres, but mainly in SF/F who fall outside of the stereotypes. Characters I can relate to who love, cry and fight for their ideals and dreams. It would be great if their race would play an active role in their identities (I don’t mean plot-related). Some intersectionality with sexuality and disability is also sorely missed, without it becoming a tragedy or it being seen as a character flaw. More mixed race characters who aren’t mixed with some kind of monster, fictional race or different species. Dystopias about problems usually faced by poc having actual poc protags, without all the racial ambiguity which always gets whitewashed. 

Shira (Jewish): More Jewish characters who feel positively about their Judaism and don’t carry it around as a burden or embarrassment. While the latter is definitely a real part of our experience due to anti-Semitism and all we’ve been through as a people, the fact that it overrepresents us in fiction is also due to anti-Semitism, even internalized. (Basically, Jews who don’t hate Judaism!)

More brave, heroic characters who are openly Jewish instead of being inspired by the Jewish experience and created by Jews (like Superman) or played by Jews (Captain Kirk) but still not actually Jewish. I’m tired of always being Tolkien’s Dwarves; I’d like a chance to play Bard, Bilbo, or even Gandalf’s role in that kind of story.

Elaney (Mexican): While we’re discussing what sort of representation we’d like to see, I am using the word “latinista” and I want to quickly address that since you may have not seen it before: “-ista” is a genderless suffix denoting someone is from an area (“Nortista”, a northerner), or who practices a belief (“Calvinista”, a calvinist), or a professsion (you’ve heard ‘barista’).  I find it more intuitively pronounceable than “latinx” and also more friendly to Spanish, French, and Portugueze pronunciation (and thus more appropriate), personally, so I invite you to consider it as an alternative.  If you don’t like it, well, at least I showed you.

1. I want legal Latinista immigrants. The darker your skin is down here, the more likely you are to be assumed to be illegal by your peers, and I want media to dilute this assumption so many have of us.

2. I want Latinistas who are well educated, not just smart, and I mean formally educated, with college degrees, professional skillsets, and trained expertise.  Being in fields which do not require a formal degree is no less legitimate of a lifestyle than being in a field which requires a PhD, but I want you to consider when casting your Latinista character that We, as a people, are assumed to be little more than the drop-out and the janitor by our peers, and People Of Color in scientific fields are mistaken as assistant staff rather than the scientists that they are.  I want media to dilute this assumption.  

3. I want Latnistas who are not marketed as “Latin American” but as their actual country of origin, because “Latin America” is a conglomerate of individual entities with their own, distinct cultures and if you are, for example, Cuban, then Mexican characters may appeal to you but they don’t have the same relatability as fellow Cuban characters. Wouldn’t you be a little more interested, too, to pick up a book that’s about a character who lives where you do rather than about a character who lives somewhere in general?

4. I want rich or well-to-do Latinistas.  Looking back, I notice that several of the character concepts that have been bounced off of us with regards to Latinista characters incorporate poverty despite an astronomical and diligent work ethic. I don’t think this is on purpose but I do think that it is internalized because so often the stereotype of us is poor and uneducated in a vicious cycle (uneducated because we’re poor, poor because we’re uneducated) and I think that there should be more media to dilute this.  

Lastly, I personally do not want these tropes to be explored and subverted by people, I want them to be avoided entirely because I feel that normalizing positive representation rather than commenting on negative representation is far more beneficial and validating to the people these works are supposed to help and represent. We don’t need sympathy, we need empathy! 

Jess (Chinese, Taiwanese): Stories that don’t center around the identity of being Chinese-American. That doesn’t mean “erase any references to protag’s Chinese identity” but I’d definitely like stories that have us go on awesome adventures every now and then and don’t have the Chinese character being all “I AM CHINESE” from beginning to end.

Please round out the Chinese migrant parents instead of keeping them as strict and/or traditional. PLEASE. I could go into how my parents and the Chinese aunties and uncles here are so awesome, seriously, and we need more older Chinese migrant characters who are awesome and supportive and just people. Also! EAST ASIAN GIRLS WHO AREN’T SKINNY AND/OR PETITE. Please. PLEEEEEASE. And more stories about Taiwanese and Chinese folks who aren’t in bicoastal regions (the Midwest, the Plains, etc.) WE EXIST.

More Chinese-Americans who aren’t necessarily Christian. Maybe it’s because of the books I’ve wound up reading, but there seems to be this narrative of Chinese migrants joining churches and converting when they’re in the US. This doesn’t mean I want less Chinese-American Christians in fiction, mind: I’d also just like to see more Chinese families in the US who are Buddhist or who still keep up with the traditions they learned from their homelands, like me, without having it considered in the narrative as ~old fashioned~ or ~ancient~ or ~mystical~. Tangentially, when writing non-Christian Chinese families, I’d rather people keep the assumption of Communism being the underlying reason why far, far away. I have been asked in the past if Communism was why my family didn’t go to church, and needless to say, it’s really, really offensive. 

Stella (Korean): I’d love to see more Korean (and Asian-American) characters that don’t perpetuate the super-overachieving, stressed-out, only-cares-about-succeeding Asian stereotype. These Koreans exist (I would know; I went to school with quite a few of them) but they don’t represent all of us. I want to see more Korean characters solving mysteries, saving the world and having fun. More Koreans that aren’t pale, petite, and a size 2. Not all of us have perfect skin or straight black hair or monolids. And some of us love our short legs, round faces and small eyes!

And fewer stoic&strict Korean parents, please. So many of us grew up with loud, wacky, so-embarrassing-but-endearing parents!  

Recently, there’s been quite a few novels with Korean American female protags (particularly in the YA section) that deal with being in high school, dealing with strict parents, getting into college, and boys. Lots of boys! I think it’s awesome that there are more books with KA protags, and I’m so so so glad they’re out there. But I also recognize that those are definitely not the kind of books I would have read as a teenager, and it’s not the kind of book I want to read now. I want to see more Korean characters that are queer, trans, ace, bisexual. More Korean characters that are disabled or autistic or have mental illnesses. More Korean characters in fantasy, SFF, mystery! Heck, space operas and steampunk Westerns. I want it all! :DDDD

A lot of Korean-Americans struggle with their identity. It’s hard to balance things sometimes! But I’d love to see more stories that *aren’t* overtly about Korean-Americans dealing with their racial identity or sexual orientation, but stories about Koreans saving princesses and slaying trolls and commandeering spaceships. I want a plot that doesn’t center on Korean-American identity, but on a Korean-American character discovering themselves. White characters get to do it all the time; I want Korean characters to have a turn. 

And honestly, I just want to see more Asians in media, period. South Asians, Southeast Asians, Central Asians! Thai, Hmong, Tibetan, Filipino, Vietnamese characters. Indian characters! There’s so much diversity in Asia and among Asian diaspora. I want us to be more than just ~~mystical~~ characters with ancient wisdom and a generic Asian accent. We’ve got boundless oceans of stories within ourselves and our communities, and I can’t wait for them to be told.

I would also love to see more multiethnic Asian characters that are *not* half white. It seems to be the default mixed-race Asian character: East Asian and white. But so many of my friends have multiethnic backgrounds like Chinese/Persian, Thai/Chinese or Korean/Mexican. I have Korean friends who grew up in places like Brazil, Singapore and Russia. Did you know that the country with the largest population of Koreans (outside of Korea) is actually China? 

And while I’m at it, I’d love to see more well-translated works from Asia in the US. Like, how awesome would it be to have more science fiction, fantasy, and historical novels from Asia that are easily accessible in English? SUPER awesome!!

Kaye (Muslim): I am so hungry for Muslim representation, because there is so little of it. You can see one or two (YA) titles I currently think or have heard are good representation on the shelves - notably, Aisha Saeed’s Written in the Stars - on an AMA I did the other day for /r/YAwriters.

However, I’d just love to see stories where Muslim characters go on adventures like everyone else!

I’ve been saying recently that I’d LOVE to see a cozy mystery. Or a series of Muslim historical romances a la Georgette Heyer (there are a LOT of Muslim girls who love romances, and I’m just starting to get into the genre myself!). I’d love to see Muslim middle grade readers get girls who find secret passages, solve mysteries, tumble through the neighborhood with their dozen or so cousins.

I have a lot of cousins and thus I always have a soft spot for cousins. And siblings.

I’m looking forward to Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham because Jen is writing Scarlett as a detective a la Veronica Mars. And she’s Somali-American. How cool is that?!

Let’s see some classic road trip YA with Muslims. Let’s see comedies with quirky characters - for instance, I know one or two tween Muslim girls who are driving their moms MAD by suddenly turning vegetarian and refusing to touch the celebratory biryani at family Eid parties, who join relevant societies at their schools and start preaching to their extended families about the benefits of going vegetarian and all the funny little interactions that are involved with that. Let’s have a story with some wise-cracking African American Muslim girls.

My cousin is a niqaabi who loves YA and hates that she doesn’t see herself in it. Let’s see some stories with teen niqaabis! Let’s explore the full, joyful spectrum of diversity in Islam. Let’s have stories where we talk about how one word in Bengali is totally different in another language, and one friend is hilariously horrified and the other friend doesn’t know what he/she said.

(True story.)

I want to see joy. I want to see happiness. Being a woman of color and a hijaabi often means facing so many daily, disheartening scenarios and prejudice and hatefulness. So many of the suggested tropes recently in the inbox focus on trying to force Muslim characters into beastly or haraam or just sad and stereotypical scenarios. I know that writers are better and have bigger imaginations than that.

You want angst? Push aside the cold, unkind, abusive Muslim parents trope. Let’s talk about the Muslim girls I know who have struggled with eating disorders. Let’s talk about Islamophobia and how that is a REAL, horrible experience that Muslim kids have to fear and combat every day. Let’s approach contemporary angst without the glasses of the Western gaze and assumptions about people of the Islamic faith on.

We can have Muslim novels that focus on growing pains like Sarah Dessen and Judy Blume (and speaking of that, my “auntie” who used to teach in a madrasah used to press Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret on the Muslim girls she knew because of how Margaret approached growing up and had concerns about her faith and her relationships, etc.)

Having Shia friends, I would like to see more stories that aren’t just assumed to be Sunni. How about stories about Su-Shi kids, too? (Sunni and Shia - the name always surprises me!) Let’s see some Muslim-Jewish friendships. Because they exist.

And of course, I always, always hunger for Muslim voices first. Because it’s so important to have these voices there, from the source, and some of the issues with answering here at WWC is how people seem to be approaching certain tropes that a Muslim writer could explore with the nuance and lived experience of their faith behind it.

me: i feel scared for kids holding sharp objects (specifically knives)

some white boy brat with a url like “deathsatan666” who reblogs nothing but underage anime girl figures and creepshots of east asian girls: lol so youre triggered by kids with knives?????? :p

HOW TO VOTE FOR MY MAJOR DEBUT: JPOP’ST 1ST BLACK IDOL

FACEBOOK.COM/AMINA.DUJEAN (MAINLY ENG)

TWITTER.COM/AMINADUJEAN (MAINLY JAPANESE)


Hello everyone! I’m amina du Jean and I’m Japan’s first non-half Black idol. I’ve recently joined idol group CHICK GIRLS which takes inspiration from Ariana Grande, AKB48 and Girl’s Generation. I’m from Detroit and took a keen to girls’ groups like The Supremes, Destiny Child and Spice Girls as a kid. Considering Western girl group culture has dwindled down, it only made sense for me to get completely immersed in East Asian girl group culture, particularly Japan’s idol scene. Thanks to a Tumblr post last year with 1,000+ REBLOGS I won an runner up award in Kodansha’s MISS ID. The contest started with 4,000+ applicants however I was one out of 13 to win an award. I am the only Non-Japanese and Non-Asian to have gotten this. My goal is to broaden the standards of beauty not only in ASIA but in the WORLD.

Here’s a video explaining my backstory and my life before moving to TOKYO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI1SndBeRBg

Here’s my announcement Joining my group:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHe4hrShUV0

And my first day as a member:

https://youtu.be/m2s0TV8Pag0

This group has 11 members currently, and at the end of the year 7 of us with the most fan votes get picked by the producers to make a 5-member major DEBUT! Which means a major record company(SONY, AVEX, KING etc…) will fund our first CD and music videos.

Being outside of Japan voting is an uphill valley for my supporters however heres a very very easy visual guide(IF YOU ARE DOING FREE VOTES, I DONT THINK YOU HAVE TO INPUT PAYMENT INFORMATION).

You can vote DAILY for FREE. If you chose to pay money for point votes, I will get 50% back in my salary! ALSO - as of now merchandise isn’t available overseas HOWEVER the website is being updated.

HERE’S THE GUIDE:

GO TO CHICKGIRLS.com This is the homepage with all member profiles.

STEP2: SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ME! I’m the very last member listed

Step3: Here’s my profile! My introduction is in Japanese however PICK THE BIG YELLOW BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM

STEP 4: That brings you to chickgirls-store.com THE RED HEART IS FREE VOTING ONCE A DAY! THE PINK HEART IS UNLIMITED VOTES YOU CAN PAY FOR. 1 VOTE - 100JPY(around 1USD)

STEP 5: CHOSE VOTE TYPE AND CLICK IT

STEP6: GO TO WHERE THE BOTTOM SAYS バレエーション(VARIATION)

THESE ARE THE MEMBER NAMES UNDER

STEP: FIND MY NAME!!! I’M AT THE VERY BOTTOM

STEP 8: press big blue to continue

STEP 9: information. 

*IF YOU DON’T LIVE IN JAPAN ITS OK JUST FOLLOW THIS GUIDE BELOW*


*** INSTEAD OF 8 ZEROS SHOULD BE 7 ZEROS!!!!!**

STEP 10: PLEASE USE CREDIT CARD TO VOTE

THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS! I’LL WORK HARD

Korean/Czech.

I am Asian, therefore #IDoLookAsian.

Kids would say “ching chong ling long” to me in elementary school.  They would ask me if I was Chinese, and I would tell them no, I’m Korean.  Same thing, they’d respond.

“You’re not really Asian though, you’re basically white.”  Yes, I grew up in a white Western environment, but I still face instances of anti-Asian racism, because no matter how you spin it, I am “different”.  I’m told I am either someone’s fetish or that they “don’t like Asian girls”.  I feel lesser than my white friends because I so rarely see myself represented in the media.  Mulan was my favourite Disney princess growing up (and still is), even though I’m not Chinese, because she’s all us little East Asian girls get.

I’ve seen instances where my elderly Korean grandparents are treated like they’re unintelligent because they have thick accents and are losing their English due to age, but they’ve been in Canada for 40+ years.  My Haraboji (Hajee to us, since we couldn’t say Haraboji as kids; it stuck) was an airplane mechanic with multiple engineering credentials and my Halmonie was basically superwoman and tried her hand at multiple businesses from hairdressing to running a Polish delicatessen.  No matter how hard they had to work, they are happy, because their children are happy and successful.

Don’t erase me, because erasing me is erasing them.

You guys I don’t see enough of these posts on here so I just want to take a second and say; I love and support ALL Muslim girls!! I love Muslim girls who wear the hijab, and those who don’t. I love Muslim girls with Niqab, I love Muslim girls in short skirts. I love desi Muslim girls and white Muslim girls and arab Muslim girls and black Muslim girls and east-asian Muslim girls and latina Muslim girls. Muslim girls are so strong and so beautiful and so pure. I love my sisters who converted, and I love the ones born into Muslim households. I love Muslim girls who pray five times a day, I love those who are 100% sure of their faith. I love Muslim girls whose faith is often tested, the ones who find themselves doubting. I want them to know they are strong and beautiful and InshaAllah will find their standing. I love my LGBTQ+ Muslim girls. I love my Muslim girls out there doing amazing things; winning oscars, doing olympic sports, my sisters in the White House, my sisters in the courtroom, leading fashion designers, top chefs, scientists, artists, philanthropists, entrepreneurs. I love Muslim girls and women who stay at home to take care of their families. I love my Muslim girls giving it all up to become mothers, and I love my Muslim girls who put their careers first, and may or may not want to ever have kids. I am here for my Muslim girls who don’t want to get married, but feel socially pressurized and obligated to. You are not alone. You are strong, and beautiful, and Allah has great things planned for you. I absolutely love my bicultural Muslim girls, who find it difficult finding the balance between religion and various sociopolitical aspects. I adore my Muslim girls who constantly have to prove to their Western counterparts that they are not oppressed, and have to ardently work to fight stereotypes every single day. I am here to support every Muslim girl who feels suffocated under cultural and familial pressure and the warped ideals of “Islam” imposed on them by various forces. So much time and energy is spent trying to prove to foreign onlookers that we are not oppressed, that the internal problems of the Ummah and the fraction of those who are oppressed often go overlooked. All of you girls who are conflicted about Surah Al-Nissa, or shed tears when they reflect on Surah Al-Rehman, or recite Surah Al-Fatiha every day, I am here for you all. I am here for my Muslim girls who grow up in cultures where male dominance is the zeitgeist; those who are undermined by their older brothers, told that they are a burden to their fathers, taught that they are to be subservient to their husbands. I love Muslim girls who spend their whole lives struggling against that, and those who are forced to submit to it; Allah sees you. I love Muslim girls who feel invalidated or isolated from the Ummah due to their clothing, due to their queerness, due to their “Western ideals” or the color of their skin and the internal colorism in their community. I love Muslim girls who drink, and those who order orange juice while everyone else takes shots. I want to personally apologize to every Muslim girl who sees the problems in her community but is shunned when she voices how to fix them. Every Muslim girl who converted and will never feel “Muslim enough.” Every Muslim girl who is told by society that her religion constricts her in any way. Allah sees you, Allah sees you, Allah sees you. Muslim girls are strong and beautiful and pure. I cannot say this enough, they are so strong. They are so beautiful. They are so pure. This is for every Muslim girl who feels judged by her community for not being religious enough. Every Muslim girl who feels judged by non-Muslims for being too religious. Every Muslim girl who has to abstain from doing things that will “dishonor” her family, while she watches male after male get away with the same things and more. Muslim girls who are made to feel like they are worth less than they are actually worth. Muslim girls who suffer abuse, who live in poverty and have to struggle to survive. My beautiful, beautiful Muslim girls who are bombed, and forced to flee their homelands, who lose loved ones and lose limbs and lose the will to live, yet continue striving and carry on living. SubhanAllah. Every teenage Muslim girl who feels insecure about her clothing, about her looks, about her weight. Every Muslim girl who prays for things to be different, every Muslim girl who doesn’t pray at all. Every Muslim girl, living, breathing surviving; carrying themselves with the utmost elegance and grace, while dodging bullet after bullet and having shit hurled at them from all directions. Every Muslim girl tackling Islamophobia, watching people whisper about her Hijab as she passes them; dealing with internalized Islamophobia, striving against Muslim male privilege and misogyny. Allah sees you. Remember, you are the nation of a Prophet (pbuh) who taught legions of men to avert their eyes out of respect for you. A Prophet whose wife mounted a camel and commanded an army into battle. A Prophet who arose in respect every time his daughter entered the room, and declared his women queens of his household. Always remember your status. Always remember how beautiful you are. Always stay strong, always love everything about yourself. Allah sees you. You are beautiful, my babies. I love you all.