I remember being in a soccer tournament and girls were chatting about how diverse the team is. "Oh! We all have different coloured hair!" And they went around the table saying- "Look! Brunettes, Blondes, and Redheads". Then they looked at me and was like- "Black hair!".
And I was like- you guys now I'm not white right?
We had a karaoke machine growing up, my sister and I sing all the time.
-Alyssa, on stereotypes
I think my beauty felt less valued because I automatically wasn't pretty.
-Alyssa, on beauty standards and being asian