Hello lovelies, I have an OOTD for you all today!
In the midst of a difficult week, we all have to keep smiling.
Top – Ebay
Necklace – Forever 21
We may have lost the battle, but we will win the war.
I fell asleep Tuesday night hoping this was actually just a bad dream, but I woke up realizing that it wasn’t. This is real life.
I spent the rest of this week in disbelief, frustration, sadness, and fear for the future. The plans I made for the upcoming years all of a sudden looked grim and bleak. What if things change so radically in the next few years that I won’t be able to follow my dreams anymore? Will I be forced out of this country even though I was born and raised here? I’m an American citizen from birth, but now I don’t feel safe leaving the house. All because I’m not a Caucasian male.
I thought America was past all of this, but I guess I was wrong. It’s strange to think our country is still like this even though we’re a melting pot of so many different backgrounds, but I guess we are. I feel extremely lucky to be living in a state that is more open-minded than other places and to know that I would probably be able to make friends of any appearance, ethnicity, or religion at my school.
Jeans – Ross
But outside of that, I’m scared. I’m scared that if I go somewhere on my own, I’ll be attacked, whether it’s because of my ethnicity or gender. I’m scared that my rights will be disregarded and that some men will think they can do whatever they want because they believe they’re superior to women and that people will yell racial slurs at me. The world is already a dangerous place, but now it seems like the villains have multiplied.
This fear should not be happening. We shouldn’t be scared.
Shoes – Payless
We can’t change what happened this time around. But we can do everything in our power to make sure that the people who believe in racism, sexism, heterosexism, and more don’t win in the long run.
“Let us have faith in each other.” We always seem to joke around about losing faith in humanity or maybe there’s hope for humanity yet. But it’s important now than ever to rely on each other and come together to fight for what we believe in.
Lips – Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sassy Mauve
“We have still have not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling. But some day, someone will.” I am a 21 year old Asian American woman. I am the first in my family to go to a four-year university and I will be graduating in the spring. I have many dreams and goals to accomplish in this life of mine. What I want most of all is to leave some kind of positive impact on this world. And I hope I can do that in the future, as an equal to men.
And lastly, I read somewhere that “the sky is not the limit, it’s just the view.” I think this embodies how there is no limit to what we can do with our lives. We can literally do whatever we want; what holds us back is social constructs, our personal values and beliefs, the idea of people judging us, and our insecurities that are caused from all of the above. We can break that glass ceiling. We can accomplish anything and everything, and that’s what I’ll keep telling myself from now on. Even though I wake up these days afraid of what’s out there now, I refuse to let that control my life.
Thank you for reading; I hope this may have possibly inspired even just one person, but if not, it’s okay because I just really wanted to express my opinions and feelings today. I hope to see you all tomorrow for another post!