I’ve realized my problem. The guys of my race, Asians, prefer girls who conform and aren’t very rebellious. And so I’ve avoided liking or being attracted to Asian guys. I’m not saying that they’re not good enough for me; i’m saying that I don’t fit their expectations. You could say I’m generalizing, but what choice do I have when that’s all I’ve been exposed to? Since I’ve avoided Asian guys for my sake, I’ve moved onto other races. However, here’s the main point: they prefer the same kind of girls. Where does that leave me? Asian boys who prefer non-Asians with gorgeous bodies leave me nowhere to go either. Same goes for non-Asians who want a i’mport-model type of Asian. Sigh. I’m stuck in this between and the walls are closing up fast. There’s nowhere to go.
What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to accomplish with his new photo project, “Weapons of Choice.”
The series uses a makeup artist to put bruises and scars on photo subjects. Embedded in these violent marks are some hateful words typically associated with abuse, such as “Stupid,” “Dumb,” “Trash” and others that are much, much worse.
What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse
I’ve been waiting for a post like this.
The Weeknd → What You Need
I just want to take you there
He don’t got to know where
Does he touch you here like this?
Let me take the friction from your lips
sometimes i begin to feel as if
my soul accidentally got caught on
someone else’s sleeve and
I was left behind, robbed of any reason to live.
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