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Shalida
26. Writer. Lover.Personal Stylist. Activist.
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Kimberly Yam Aug 17
Replying to @kimmythepooh
You’re 25 years old. You see a movie with an all-asian cast at a screening and for some reason you’re crying and you can’t stop. You’ve never seen a cast like this in Hollywood. Everyone is beautiful. You’re so happy you’re Chinese.
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Kimberly Yam Aug 17
Replying to @kimmythepooh
You’re 20 years old. You’ve spent the past several years repatriating yourself. You get your family’s name inked into your skin. That character is there forever. You won’t let anyone make you feel the way you did all those years ago. You love being Chinese.
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Kimberly Yam Aug 17
Replying to @kimmythepooh
But you know you rejected your culture a long time ago. You know you refused to speak Chinese & you remember calling your mother’s food “disgusting.” It’s fucked. It clicks. It’s a race to reclaim everything you’ve hated about yourself. For the 1st time, you want to be Chinese.
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Kimberly Yam Aug 17
Replying to @kimmythepooh
You’re 17 years old. You’re off to college & you meet other Asians. They have pride that you never had. You meet a boy & he wonders why you don’t speak your family’s tongue. Why your favorite food is grilled cheese, not xiao long bao. You say your family doesn’t live that way.
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Kimberly Yam Aug 17
Replying to @kimmythepooh
You don’t want people thinking you’re uptight. You laugh along with everyone else. You don’t want to be Chinese anymore.
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Kimberly Yam Aug 17
Replying to @kimmythepooh
You’re 16 years old. It’s Halloween & 2 students come to class dressed as “Asian tourists.” They’ve taped their eyes back, strapped cameras around their necks and chucked up peace signs. You feel uncomfortable. When a teacher asks if you find the costumes offensive, you say no.
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Kimberly Yam Aug 17
Replying to @kimmythepooh
You’re 9 years old. You attend ballet camp. Someone tells you that another girl *hates* you. She thinks your eyes are an “ugly shape.” You don’t have the vocabulary to describe why that’s hurtful. But now, you hate your distinctly Asian face. You don’t want to be Chinese anymore.
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Kimberly Yam Aug 17
You’re 8 years old. Your 3rd grade class orders chinese food & your father delivers it. You are so excited to see your pops in school. He’s your hero. But apparently other kids don’t think he’s so cool. They laugh at him and mimic his accent. You don’t want to be Chinese anymore.
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nicholas Aug 17
Replying to @feeldemo
get this man a kidney!
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Shalida Aug 14
Replying to @tjenkinsreid
I'm so excited for this
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Shalida Aug 1
Replying to @tjenkinsreid
Awesome! 😊
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Shalida Aug 1
All I want is to have tea with and talk about writing and books.
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Taylor Jenkins Reid Aug 1
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Taylor Jenkins Reid Jul 26
I cannot tell you how thrilling it has been to finally reveal to you all what I have been working on since Evelyn Hugo. Daisy Jones & The Six is my love letter to 1970s rock bands like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Bruce Springsteen &…
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Black Cat Market Jul 19
Surprise Clearance Sale! Our logo t-shirts have been lowered to $25! We have a limited supply left before we print ones with our new slogan, so this offer is first come first serve. 😸
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Eden Dranger Jul 10
Neat how we ban plastic straws before assault rifles.
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Cynthia Romanowski Jul 13
Supply drive for the homeless & time to speak out against Poseidon  -
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Shalida Jul 14
So excited about these skincare products from MD Complete. I love the 4 steps to the regimen which includes a cleanser, breakout treatment, citrus c treatment, and probiotics. I didn't…
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nyoldman Jul 10
We banned plastic straws before assault rifles.
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Roxy 🌹🚩🦁 Jul 11
One of the teens is working on a comic about a clown knight that it turns out is from an entire clown kingdom. Instead of a jester the court has an accountant that they bring out to bore them
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