The Asian Obsession with Fair Skin: Why I Gave Up Caring

“Don’t get too black in Phuket, okay?” my mum cautioned before I left home this morning. She meant getting tanned; but in Cantonese, there’s no such term when it comes to describing skin tones. You’re either ‘white’ (bak) or ‘black’ (hak), never in between.   Like many East Asians, I come from a culture that… Read More The Asian Obsession with Fair Skin: Why I Gave Up Caring