"When I was younger, I used to hate how obviously uneven my eyes were. Growing up, I was teased a lot for having thin eyes and then bombarded with the idea that only big eyes and symmetrical faces were beautiful. I internalized that and really let it fuel my self-hatred but now I see my eyes for what they are, reminders of who I am and where I come from. My umma's eyes are hooded while my appa's are not in the way my left eye always has a hood. My right eye usually never, unless I'm tired or sick. Never because I am feeling well. From the beginning, symmetrical eyes meant I wasn't taking care of myself. I felt a lot of pressure from both American beauty standards and Korean beauty standards to change them and I'm not totally over it. I don't know if I ever will be. But I can look straightforward at a camera. And right now, that's enough for me."