I am more than teachings of self hate.
With skin bleaching of our olive skin-I don't agree.
With any curvaceousness to you-I do not wrap.
I do not follow teachings of self hate.
I am more than a housewife. I am a student pursing dreams and goals outside of the home.
You'll never make it they say. But, I am driven.
Because they gave me an American name-no one knows who I am because I am now married.
I am now not Vongchanne. I am Hardy. I am proud.
I am more than confining to what is considered the norm for Asian Americans.
I am still cultured. I am still olive skin with curves. I am pursing more than the Asian American Dream.