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  • he looked at my name, tag and ass.

  • What's your real name?

  • I tell him that Cindy is what's printed on my birth certificate.

  • Ever since I was little, I was made invisible in physical and emotional ways.

  • On Franklin Avenue, he bumps into me and says, Watch where you're going.

  • They see us as very quiet, not very outspoken, almost as if we fade into the background in an Ikea parking lot, I yield.

  • He signals me to roll down the window of my U Haul truck.

  • Laughs.

  • Not too bad for an Asian woman.

  • Asian woman are not weak Asian woman are not timid.

  • Asian woman are not quiet.

  • I hear my therapists call me beautiful and call himself color blind.

  • They don't want something different from what they're used to.

  • And that kind of forces Asian women to kind of shift towards American beauty standards.

  • Social standards.

  • My friend has brain cancer and enrolled in a clinical trial.

  • Take us if I would sleep with him before he dies.

  • There is a sense that we always oh, something more that we should accommodate to other people need.

  • If it's not given immediately, there's a sort of punishment or withdrawal of a relationship to pay for that.

  • I think the first generation, like my mother's generation and my grandparents, they did keep to themselves.

  • So you never heard from them?

  • They were hiding that because they were afraid or anything.

  • They were just independent.

  • For some reason this past year, they think all the Asians should go home.

  • Home?

  • Maybe, but they don't know that home is here.

  • No justice, no justice.

  • I wish Americans are just People would see Asian woman as other people At the root of it all, we are all human beings.

  • We all have families.

  • We all have loved ones.

  • We all want to be happy.

  • We all care about other people.

  • Mhm everyone to do all right.

  • Can you please understand?

  • Uh, thank you.

  • Mhm.

  • Mhm.

he looked at my name, tag and ass.

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US hate crimes: 'Asian women are not weak, timid or quiet' - BBC News

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/24
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