Sandra Oh

my story my mother’s story my parents
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story I remember when I President Obama
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was elected for the first time I was on
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the set of praise and it was super
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exciting they were all these TVs on set
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was elated and then I noticed one of one
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of our african-american crew members was
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weeping and at first I was concerned but
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then I understood I understand now that
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all the good intentioned anger and
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energy and desire for change I felt in
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the past was my own grief grief at the
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absence of seeing my own truth
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reflecting
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so like mr. Diaz’s wish I too would like
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to create some mirrors I just want to
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just really quick share with you an
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email exchange I had the different of my
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Joan who was the showrunner of the head
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writer above Grey’s Anatomy for five
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years she and her husband have two
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children the youngest Sally is 12 is
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adopted from China january fourteenth
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2014 from Joan Sally tonight at the PO
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of nothing I used to think I was kind of
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ugly because I had so many hives and
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then I met Sandra and she has 20 eyes
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and is beautiful but now I don’t think
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I’m ugly
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we’ve never had a conversation with
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salad about her eyes or anything but she
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is getting all these bad feelings from
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all the media around her she will of a
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giant hug from you next time she sees
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you Joan january fifteenth 2014 Joan I
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get this magazine called koriann news
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and articles about at four Americans
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this morning I was reading an article
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about how kpop is a huge influence on
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the influx of teen plastic surgery Korea
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is the number one country for plastic
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surgery and in twenty percent of those
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who get it done are teenagers I was in
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the shower thinking thinking of my own
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struggle with accepting my face thinking
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how I would never be seen as beautiful
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as I am or even be able to find work in
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Korea and then I thought about this
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older woman an acquaintance of my mother
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who lives in Korea who asked me and a
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slightly accusatory way you’ve never
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done anything to your face happy when I
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replied though she responded we can tell
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don’t change I had wondered if I am one
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of the only female Korean faces who is
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actually on korean television media
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because freezing admin user that has not
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been surgically altered I spread in a
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life of growing up in Canada parens I
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did and was graced with a talented
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determination and still I grew up hating
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my face loading my eyes and believing I
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was ugly so to read your email at what
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Sally said at the breakfast table this
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morning I burst out crying if I could
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believe for one second the difficulty of
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an inner struggle of being different
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from salad I would feel great meaning in
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my life to reach a ten-year-old girl the
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one that I once was and to help her
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except herself is the whole point for me
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that’s why
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next time i see Sally I’m going to give
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her a superhug but won’t tell her what
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it’s for Sandra thank you very much

 

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