"I’ve struggled with fluctuating weight since I’ve been in elementary school. Whether I was too big or too skinny for people, they always had something negative to say. I’ve spent my whole life trying to find that common ground. I’m now happy however I look and came to the conclusion that I’m a bad bitch anyway.”
"I really believe there are a lot of issues with body image that aren’t highlighted in the everyday media. A lot of people assume that certain “body types” are nicer than others and that people with these so called “body types” never feel insecure or feel the pressures from the media. I would love to be able to show through this chapter that not one single body type is better than the other and that everyone with every kind of body shape has to deal with the pressures of self image presented through many different forms of media. I would also love to be able to show and maybe help people learn to love their body type regardless of what the media says."
"With every breath I take, I am a living reminder of the struggles and victories of those before me who created a legacy for the power and presence of young Asian people."
“Honestly, I just want to be great out here. So there’s so much to learn from friends and peers who are so inspirational. I always tell myself to keep a student mentality. Being Asian American, I learned a lot about being humble and respecting those above, older, etc, as well as nurturing the younger generation, or people who want to learn and grow too. It’s a culture I want to spread around so that there would be less toxicity in communities.”
"We’re all just stories in the end."
"I guess something I always say or believe, is that my dreams are going to come true because they have to. There are no other options. And that no matter what happens, to always stay on the sunny side of the street (where it's warm!)!"
"There is power in being brown and being a woman. The world thinks that’s crazy, but sometimes crazy is a truth that challenges an old reality that needs change. I, like many other brown girls are living proof of that change."
“How can you say you’re stable when you’re unhappy?”
"Love is love but you judge the way I walk, love is love but you judge the way I talk, love is love but you judge the way I dress, love is love but you judge. So is that love? Love is love...but not that love."