I am realizing that we are all connected as humans and we all have shared experiences. (I could go deep but I will let the song do the talking.) The universe has been sending me signs and people to remind me of this.
This is how I've been feeling lately and why not have a music video that is showing that feeling perfectly. This is my anthem this week. I hope you enjoy it :)
Check out what I wore this week! Last week I was feeling kind of down and home sick so this week's outfit inspiration was to wear things that were comforting to me. I mainly wanted to feel comfortable and hugged by my clothes.
What inspired your outfits this week?
I had to defend my love of Cat Power this week to a pretentious music snob. I love her and this song...it's the greatest! I hope you love it as much as I do! #alltimefavoritesong
ps. nothing can beat a music video of grandmas bowling!
Check out my outfit post that was regrammed by @Plusmodelmag on instagram! I feel so honored!
I stumbled upon Jessy Lanza on the Facebook abyss and I'm glad I did.
I am completely obsessed. I listen to her all day long and am not sick in the least bit. She reminds me of my electro-pop dancing days had a baby with Aaliyah. The guy dancing in this video is everything. I hope you enjoy this video it is definitely one of my favorites so far!!!
Can we have real talk for a moment?? I want to share my experience with you about something that happened recently at the shop. It's something that kind of happens often and I want to just put it out in the universe because it is Korean New Year today and I don't want this to weigh me down or give me heart ache. I want to start the new year with a clean house, clean mind & clean heart.
There have been lots of writings and reflection from people that are mixed race and I know there are so many different experiences. Some feel torn between two cultures, some have no connection to neither but I think we all just figure it out and become whoever we want.
So this is the situation. The scene is always the same. Some of the things people say, "Oh did you know Halmoni means grandmother in Korean?" "Is the owner of this shop Korean?" "Why is there a Korean grandmother on these tags?" With a smile on my face I answer, "Yes I do know Halmoni means grandmother in Korean. It is MY Korean grandmother that is on the tags in the shop." Oh and by the way, "I AM THE OWNER & I AM KOREAN!"
I don't mean to complain and I don't write this for sympathy. I am not writing this to name drop or shame anyone but it is something I have to talk about because it is super hurtful. I am not going to internalize it any longer. I will stop replaying the situation over and over again in my head to the point where it brings me to tears.
We live in a world where culture get appropriated all the time but this is not the case. Sometimes I feel like I have to have a photo album handy to show people my Korean mother and/or have some Korean phrases ready for me to recite so that I can prove myself. But that is just me processing out loud. I know that would not help the situation.
I know that it will happen again and again because that is what happens when you wear something on your sleeve...especially something like culture. People are curious creatures and want to ask questions, I get that.
I know who raised me and I know where I come from.