an early age, Asian artists are taught to erase ourselves and other
people of color. But self-love puts us back in the picture.
It’s easy to beat ourselves up for centering/privileging whiteness—which
I’ve done in my previous works. But it’s not mutually exclusive to be
proud of those works, and still recognize our failings and limitations that we need to work on.
It’s not wholly incumbent on creators of color to dismantle racist
institutions on our own (the responsibility lies primarily with the
white people who built them), but we can and should do our best to push
back on these systems whenever possible.
(Please don’t repost or edit my work. Reblogs are always appreciated)
found @ 24 likes ON 2019-03-04 14:43:26 BY ME.ME