Microaggression is a photo book I made in 2017 that deals with my experience living and studying in the US as an Asian, woman, and international student. It has a total of 10 prints inside the folder. Each image is a scene reconstructing my personal experience of a microaggressive comment.

Once on social media I encountered a man who messaged me  “I loveeeeeee Asian girls. I have yellow fever.”
In sixth grade, my PE teacher once randomly asked us who got the least tan after a swim class. I proudly raised my arm. He then said “WOW! you have hairy arms like a man” out loud in front of everyone.
“Is it true that Asian men have smaller penises?”  One of the top 3 questions that most men ask me, right after meeting for the first time.
A few years ago, near the State Street Target, I had to walk through a group of people who were with some charity, asking for favors. I ignored them. From behind I heard a man’s voice saying “What’s the matter? Doesn’t she understand English?”
One time a guy asked me if I’m from Cambodia. I said “No? Why?” He said “Well, I heard that most Cambodian women have big boobies.”
I hate it when people online still comment “Careful, an Asian will eat it” on any dog related posts.
I am very conscious about my body. It doesn’t help when people tell me I am pretty big for an Asian woman. Some of those people are Asian men.
“Taiwanese girls are easy” From a circulating online post of an actual poster slogan.
In high school, some guys from my class would call me “Moo Cow” for having large breasts.
When I first met my boyfriend’s friends through a video chat, they were drunk and signed this at me and thought it was funny.

Once on social media I encountered a man who messaged me  “I loveeeeeee Asian girls. I have yellow fever.” In sixth grade, my PE teacher once randomly asked us who got the least tan after a swim class. I proudly raised my arm. He then said “WOW! you have hairy arms like a man” out loud in front of everyone. “Is it true that Asian men have smaller penises?”  One of the top 3 questions that most men ask me, right after meeting for the first time. A few years ago, near the State Street Target, I had to walk through a group of people who were with some charity, asking for favors. I ignored them. From behind I heard a man’s voice saying “What’s the matter? Doesn’t she understand English?” One time a guy asked me if I’m from Cambodia. I said “No? Why?” He said “Well, I heard that most Cambodian women have big boobies.” I hate it when people online still comment “Careful, an Asian will eat it” on any dog related posts. I am very conscious about my body. It doesn’t help when people tell me I am pretty big for an Asian woman. Some of those people are Asian men. “Taiwanese girls are easy” From a circulating online post of an actual poster slogan. In high school, some guys from my class would call me “Moo Cow” for having large breasts.  When I first met my boyfriend’s friends through a video chat, they were drunk and signed this at me and thought it was funny.
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