I’m tanning and the internet is calling me racist, says woman who’s been photoshopped
I’ve been called a racist and a slut and a liar.
I’ve even been called out on Twitter for being an “angry woman”.
I don’t understand how anyone can call someone a racist or slut for being a tanning enthusiast.
The internet has been calling me a racist since January.
But the racism isn’t the same as racism.
I’m still a white person who has been bullied in my life for being white.
I still have a long way to go.
I still have an opinion about how to deal with racism.
If I’m being attacked for wearing a t-shirt with a quote of a racist, that’s something I have to live with.
I have no control over that.
But I don’t have to be racist.
I just have to stand up for my right to wear a shirt that says “I Am Proud to Be Black”.
I’m an Asian American woman.
My body has been scrutinised and questioned since I was little, but I’m not afraid to wear my body to my work.
I wear my hair long.
I dress up.
I am proud of my body.
When I am in public, I take pictures and take selfies of myself.
My skin tone is not the main thing that’s considered.
People still call me a “skinny Asian”, and I have a tendency to look “thin” on TV.
People assume I’m fat, and they assume I have “ugly skin”.
I wear the same clothes I wear for work, and people assume I am lazy.
I don�t look like a white woman.
It’s a question of how I look.
When I was younger, I didn’t have an identity.
I had no name.
I never felt I was like a person.
I didn�t feel like a woman.
I was a person with a name.
Now I have an experience.
I now have a family and friends and the ability to express myself.
I can look like my full self.
When it comes to my race, I’m very aware of the people who judge me.
But it’s important for me to not give into that fear.
I think it’s wrong for people to say I’m a racist for being “tanning” and “hot” or “trendy”.
People should just say, I have skin and I know who I am.
The truth is, I don?t.
It doesn?t matter to me.
My decision is my decision.