I’ve always been a minority
To belong is absolutely foreign to me
Even at home I’m an outsider
Even if I belong I differ
Everyone struggles to say my name
One wrong syllable is often an error so tame
My name screams outsider
My skin highlights how I differ
I fear both acceptance and prejudice
Neither do I trust the law nor the justice
Because no one cares about the outsider
I’ll always seem like an intruder
Decade after decade I’ve seen female actors being tossed out and the male actors being recycled for the same old characters over and over again and it has gotten to a point where I am absolutely done.
In this video I simply describe what I want to see in the cinema. There has been change but not to the extent where change is apparent.
Studying abroad has been the biggest adventure of my life. It has been a very fun journey for the past two years although like every journey it was not all smooth sailing. There were some bits of this adventure that was not particularly favorable and it normally related to how I stood out as an outsider.
It is really strange to be treated like a novelty item on the menu. People are curious about me and it is not even because of the person that I am, it is because I am from somewhere else and I look different. I should not complain though as all of my interactions have been respectful and rather pleasant but it does bother me that people make assumptions about others. Snap decisions are constantly made about people and I want to see that change and live in a world where people are not in a rush about everything from getting to know people and and basically living life.