Being Asked If I Feel More Taiwanese Or Kiwi

If you're an Asian who was born and raised in a Western country, the question on whether you feel more this or that can be a difficult one. As someone who grew up in New Zealand, it's my natural response to say that I'm from New Zealand. I've never lived in Taiwan long term and … Continue reading Being Asked If I Feel More Taiwanese Or Kiwi

Growing Up As An Asian In A Western Country

I was born and raised in New Zealand all my life, before I moved to Australia just under two years ago. I grew up being taught Mandarin and went to a Chinese school every Saturday. Unfortunately I was pretty lazy during those classes, as English was always a language I felt a huge interest with … Continue reading Growing Up As An Asian In A Western Country

Why Do Some Asians Aspire to Western Ideals of Beauty?

There is no denying that a huge influence of Caucasian beauty ideals is absorbed by Asians. There are some that are really a pet peeve for me and others that I can understand. Others are unrelated to Western standards, and are simply the way someone wants to look like. Of course, there is some generalisation, … Continue reading Why Do Some Asians Aspire to Western Ideals of Beauty?

Racial Diversity in the Fashion Industry

In bustle.com it states that "The fashion industry as a whole is notoriously bad at encouraging diversity and a truly representative runway." Fashion is a global multi-billion dollar business that often silently discriminates or represents a lack of diversity. As usual when I browse Model agencies to look at my favourite models, I can never get … Continue reading Racial Diversity in the Fashion Industry

My Thoughts on Racial Equality in Beauty

As a person who was raised in a Western country, with an Asian upbringing, I have experienced both sides of the cultures. They are a range of positive and negative experiences that we can all learn from. The one thing I constantly notice in our society, is the need to know if someone is Asian … Continue reading My Thoughts on Racial Equality in Beauty