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Ms. Carabao

She is Miss Philippines and she wears our flag. She works hard and grows rice. She is proudly Filipino and her name is Ms. Carabao.

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What is self love?

It’s not just spa dates and candle lit baths.

It’s not just mani-pedis and facemasks.

It’s not just what the media claims it to be,

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After Linh Dinh

 

let us be savages this afternoon.

primitive folk,

we lap up congee then pork

floss for dessert.

 

Apu from The Simpsons

As a child, my brother and I ran home from school every day so we wouldn’t miss any of our favorite shows.

Halimat Olaniyan and friends

My best feminist. I really like that saying. Thanks @seekrefugeco for coming up with that and reminding me of what I have to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. On this 14th of February, I want to highlight 14 of the women that without, I don’t know what, where, or who I’d be.

Halimat Olaniyan

What is self love?

It’s not just spa dates and candle lit baths.

It’s not just mani-pedis and facemasks.

It’s not just what the media claims it to be,

But it can be all of that too.

 

In fact, it’s whatever you want and need it to be.

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You might have seen some girls who wrap a piece of cloth around their heads. The cloth (called hijab or tudung or kerudung) covers some parts of their bodies – hair, ears and sometimes neck.

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I am American.

But deep down I feel and know,

I’m not American enough.

They say that

Because of my looks,

Angie Zhang

When I was little, I used to be one of those girls who wished that they I were white. My parents immigrated to the States in the 90s, having previously lived under Communist rule in China.

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TW: Sexual Assault

 

(those who did not join a D9 frat/sorority)