I had to share this here.
I couldn’t help it. The lovely Laura Willard shared it on Upworthy, and I laughed out loud with the true-ness of it. Granted, I did not grow up experiencing a lot of this. I grew up in Hawaii where every other person is some sort of Asian mix. It wasn’t until I went to college on the “mainland” that I felt like I was visiting some alternate reality… where I was all of a sudden an exotic alien… and apparently wasn’t supposed to drive well.
I am still confused about how at a conference last year, someone mistook Grace Hwang-Lynch for me.
If she were yelling into a video camera at the time, perhaps I could see how the mistake may have been made…
and we have the same hair length…
Okay, maybe this is a terrible example – I don’t actually know because guess what? All Asians look different to me.