Am I Asian Enough?
Erasing my dark under-eye circles won’t change the fact of my Indonesian heritage.
The Fire Next Time
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I sought a cherished symbol from my own childhood, not a standardized emblem of all Indonesian culture, which I can’t and shouldn’t pretend is all mine to take.
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