Ashlé, I felt this piece in my own ways. My mom said I’d look prettier than my two sisters if I just lost weight. I never got to wear any matching traditional ethnic clothing because I was too fat. And I was shamed for dating a man thinner than me. But you know, you’re right. I am also very accomplished in my own ways, and they won’t even appreciate it because all they’ll see is what I could have done or what I should do….Nothing will ever be enough. So now I just have to do me and live MY life. Thank you for this piece!

Hmong womxn | Feminist | Surviving & Healing

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