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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Laura's Story: Beauty Through The Eyes of an Asian Adoptee (stock photo)

"As a Korean-American woman, I’ve spent many years trying to debunk myths about Asian beauty. The seductress with the long black locks. The almond-shaped eyes. The perfectly petite body. Blah, blah, blah.

"But I’m also an adoptee, whose parents are white. So before I could become a myth buster I had to arrive at my own definition of beauty. It’s one that exists outside of the blond, blue-eyed model, as well as that of the exotically beautiful Asian woman.
"Right now, one of the most popular plastic surgeries for Asian women (and men) is getting their eyes 'done' to look more Western. For an Asian adoptee growing up in a predominately white environment that only makes it tougher to figure out one’s identity." Read more here.

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