I love my Taiwanese heritage, but at any family gathering, conversations often revolve around who has gained weight and who has lost weight. We all have tiny size-two waists, slender legs, and perfectly straight hair. And when we sweat, we still look sexy. Celebrating the character and free-wheeling spirit of the Bay Area. Yes, we feel insecure sometimes. At five feet tall, my large runner-type calves, stocky frame, and size-eight waist are equivalent to getting an F-minus on a calculus final which I did.
Ireland. Age: 28.
Although every woman is subjected to these same stupid standards of impossibly skinny waists, busty boobs, and twig-type arms, in Asian American culture, losing weight and being skinny is tantamount to getting good grades.
Mckenna. Age: 27.
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As a teenager, I tried diet pills, eating only oranges for breakfast, and joining the tennis team to try to morph my body into size-two Gap jeans, which never happened. They instilled a strong work ethic in us, paid for us to go to college, and wanted us to do better than they did. This photo slideshow reveals exactly what pop culture seems to think about Asian women and our bodies.