Whether or not it was conscious, seeing what your parents went through must have influenced how you thought about dating between cultures. I definitely didn’t want that division to happen to me. I went to predominantly white schools, and I never thought of myself as particularly beautiful or interesting until I got older.I didn’t want people to think a certain way about me, and I definitely know it influenced a lot of my self-confidence in terms of how I viewed myself. And that’s when I started to recognize that being different is beautiful. I have so many stories of people telling me how absolutely beautiful I was, but I completely ignored them because I just thought, ‘No, I’m dark and I’m ugly.’”What are some other issues that come up for you? Fw-300 #ya-qn-sort h2 /* Breadcrumb */ #ya-question-breadcrumb #ya-question-breadcrumb i #ya-question-breadcrumb a #bc .ya-q-full-text, .ya-q-text #ya-question-detail h1 html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-text html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] #ya-question-detail h1, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] #ya-question-detail h1 /* Trending Now */ /* Center Rail */ #ya-center-rail .profile-banner-default .ya-ba-title #Stencil . Bgc-lgr .tupwrap .comment-text /* Right Rail */ #Stencil .
And it makes me sad because I know that there are a lot of women out there who have just given up because there are a lot of assholes who make them feel bad about themselves. I was in an abusive relationship previously with a long-term ex-boyfriend.
He knew what their doubts and insecurities were, and he targeted that. I don’t like the idea that my issues are worse than yours.
[Women of color] can be easier to manipulate because of their insecurities, and it really impacts and damages you when that happens. I just want to expand people’s ideas about what issues can come up for women of color.“I really do feel like everyone’s stories are valid, and I’m beginning to realize we all have more in common than we think. We don’t talk enough about that, and there is colorism that exists within African American culture and Indian culture and Chinese culture.
An African-American nurse who was born light-skinned and passes for white in the North returns to her Southern hometown.
She and a white Northern doctor are in love, but she eventually turns down his offer of marriage in order to stay and help her community.