I have to admit that I am feeling insecure very often. I am working in the beauty and fashion industry in asia and I am not the typical ideal of asian they like - I had a hard time to embrace myself and it’s okey. I used to cry bc I am always more tanned and because I am so curvy. I got told that my face is also so “round” ... Believe me I had a hard time to accept myself. But I am learning to accept myself and I am thankful for my parents who gave me this look! People still tell me that I am fat and I am looking so dark... lol because I am born like this? haha
It’s okeyyyy girls! You are all beautiful! Also when people tell me that Instagram makes people feel insecure and sadly yes it is partly true but only if you allow it yourself.
So if you look at this in a different point of view I think Instagram and the WWW is showing me so many different kind of beauties and cultures around the world. I saw more asian girls who are embracing themselves who are loving their natural look and it gave me also strength to embrace and accept myself more! Don’t think I am born confident hehe This is hard work, consistency and a lot of strong mindset! Work on it and Embrace Your true beauty! #beautycomesfromwithin#asian#asiangirl#vietnamese#marrakech
I’m Jess and I’m here to make it clear, I am devoting my whole entire career to get better representation and more representation of Asians in western cinema (I had nothing to do with the cast in the picture though) because all I want is us to see ourselves on screen and realise we do matter and we are beautiful. This is what I will spend my whole career fighting for. I will never fail you.
Film is a difficult path to pursue especially with immigrant parents who are taking the risk with you and I feel upset if I don’t succeed, because I feel as if I failed them. But I am trying my hardest.
Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa, give me the force of great typhoon and the strength of a raging fire.
(This post is cheesy fully aware)
I am not a yachting person, by nature, but I have just enough experience on the sea under sail to feel a certain nostalgia for it when I see a big white racing #yacht heeled over at cruising speed on the ocean, and I can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than 10 seconds. Hunter S. Thompson