Katie is such a damn fan smh
?? I’m not even following you
u r my eyebrow goals
I hope I look intimidating
are u unhappy with your school or what?
I’m just having trouble making friends so I’m kinda lonely and I also realized I want to switch majors but I’m at a great art school so ima make the best out of it for now
trying really hard not to sound melodramatic but. school is making me sick
"The “Asian accent” tells the story of Chinese-American assimilation in a nutshell. Our parents have the accent that white Americans perceive as the most foreign out of all the possible alternatives, so our choice is to have no accent at all. The accent of our parents is the accent of the grimy streets of Chinatown with its mahjong parlors and fried food stalls and counterfeit jewelry, so we work to wipe away all traces of that world from our speech so we can settle comfortably into our roles as respectable middle-class doctors, lawyers, engineers, hundreds of miles from Chinatown.
No wonder we react so viscerally to the “ching-chong, ching-chong” schoolyard taunt. To attack our language, our ability to sound “normal,” is to attack our ability to be normal. It’s to attack everything we’ve worked for.
And make no mistake about it — to sound like a “normal” American is to wield privilege."
- Breaking Out The Broken English : Code Switch : NPR (via jasmined)