I grew up with a bunch of Nigerian-Americans to whom I credit a lot of my current personality. I think every single Asian-American should grow up with Nigerians for two reasons: 1) they're immigrants (or children of immigrants) so your experiences are going to be similar, 2) they have the greatest mix of confidence and pizzazz out of any racial group I've ever met.
Every time Chi-chi (Chiamaka) would pass a mirror, she would say to the reflection, "Ooohh, I look so good." At first I couldn't believe that the bitch thought she was real. It was clearly time for her braids to be redone, and one of her socks had a giant hole in it. At the top, nonetheless! But being around a girl who loved herself and the way she looked at all times (through weight gain, weight loss, puberty, etc.) really rubs off on you. After a while, the reflection in my mirror started looking good, too, despite the acne, poor optical fashion, and stick figurine S-line.
There's a thin line between vanity and self-confidence, but from what I've seen, we could all use a little Chi-chi inspiration. Love yourself because if you don't, who will?
|It looks like I blinked. Unfortunately, this photo was on purpose.|
|WHABAM! My pride and joy.|
Zara striped studded shoulder shirt
Blank Denim studded cut off shorts
Zara cropped leather jacket
Loeffler Randall mesh and suede booties
Celine bicolor pouch
Bonjour Kitten antique 'Geni' ring