Hello friends~ The past couple of months or so have been full of instances that have me super-reflecting on my otherness in this country and how it will follow me no matter where I end up. It’s an exhausting emotional process but, hopefully, inspiring to some. The Obvious: I’m Black Yeah, I know. I talk.… Continue reading Cultural Identity Crises
Observations from my time in Hyderabad, India.
Do I have poop hair?!!
The image says everything about how I’m feeling, tbh.
It might be of value to know that I identify as a cis-gendered, straight, Black and Latina woman. I really miss Korea. I’ve been back in the States since August of 2013 (by way of Spain from July-August 2013), and for awhile, I was excited to be home. I mean, I still am happy to… Continue reading 외로움. The kind of loneliness when you’re surrounded by friends.
It was a very eventful day for a dark-skinned foreigner in Seoul. Well, for me, at least. I dont know why, but Korea really wanted to entertain me today. The following situations all occurred today within a 8 hour period. During Korean class, my teacher was talking about how Koreans think that physical appearance is… Continue reading Segregation, Gangnam Style, and Candy, oh my!
Ahh, cultural differences. The topic of the week for my Korean class! So, when our teacher asked us what was surprising to us about Korean culture when we first got here, her attention went to me. I can’t say that I didn’t expect that. I’d like to think that there are more cultural differences between… Continue reading It’s funny you think that.