The Flying Turtle Journal

The inner life of a 25 year old, gay, Hmong man. Refugee born, Minnesota-bred, DC resident.


I’m a big believer of self-love. That’s why I believe that, “Yeah, I’m hella awesome. And I look good, dammit. And I’m pretty smart too. Well, damn, I’m the whole package.” 

Because guess what? Queer Asian Pacific Islanders need to love what we got more often. I meet too many folks who think that they’re second rate, that their eyes are second rate, that their skin is second rate - well, shit son, know what, I disagree. Our brown eyes are beautiful, our brown skin is beautiful, and our everything is beautiful. Ya got it, love it, flaunt it. Ain’t nothing wrong with it.

  • 24 April 2013
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