Beautiful Yellow Bodies
Kristy Moua, Features Editor
We place education over everything and I wonder
of our Asian American bodies
will feel the aftershocks.
We place education over love and real moments
because of our parents’ suffering
traumatized by the violence and lost children
a human who was once completely filled with love and created by love but lost
because of warfare or illness.
I wonder how many Asian American bodies
will one day have everything money could give
who one day
may have the highest academic accomplishments and awards
will come home to an empty house
will come home to no one.
I wonder when and if these beautiful Yellow bodies
will let go of these expectations created by society, our families, and even from ourselves.
but enough for their spirits to breathe
and live weightless in their beautiful Yellow bodies
Kristy Moua is a second-year here at Augsburg University. She plans on becoming an English teacher. As a Hmong and Asian-American woman, Kristy is very passionate about her identities and most of her writings revolve around these identities. During Kristy’s free time, she loves hanging out with close ones and listening to music. She is always looking to try something new.