ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

Filipino Shade

Receiving shade for my Shade.

Photo by Jossuha Théophile on Unsplash

Caramel complexion, eyes that don’t scream “oriental,”
Stuck in a divide between the titles of “Asian” and “Pacific Islander.”

“You’re not a ‘normal’ Asian.”

How does one define “normal?”

Light complexion? Eyes with a slight angle?

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Brandon Sarmiento

Brandon Sarmiento

writing when the mood’s right (2022 update: i now cringe scrolling thru my old stuff 😅)