"As an Asian girl in the industry, people expect you to look like other girls that are big right now. But I'm going to do what makes me feel pretty."
You're almost half a century old now - and even at that age, you'll probably need some wisdom.
Here's to the women who don't give a damn about the haters.
I spent years unsatisfied with how Islam was being taught to me.
I remember women in my family and community bleaching the shit out of their skin in order to appear lighter.
Get familiar with the major religious traditions of the globe.
Because sometimes, a white dress can't replace centuries of wedding traditions and bridal looks.
The Muslim kryptonite, he believes, is shooting them with bullets dipped in pig's blood.
"Out of all of us, you're going to be the one that marries the white boy," my cousins would often joke. I couldn't wait until that day became a reality.
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Growing up, I suffered verbal and physical abuse from my mother almost daily. But things changed.
We watch hopeful presidential candidates threaten to take our rights away.