Singapore. sticky changing room. just after a hot yoga class.
I feel this woman sizing me up. hey eyes move all over my naked body. the more she curiously inspects, the quirkier I feel. giving her a smile intensifies her expression. I feel that more women watch me carefully.
she speaks up: you have such a beautiful… NOSE! you very lucky woman. you have round body, wild hair and sooo BIG NOSE.
feeling the looks of admiration I suddenly realise that Asian women are rarely blessed with what I was given. my object of stress for many years is somewheres else an object of desire. it sometimes just takes a different perspective to realise how beautiful it is what we were given. let’s celebrate it.
I love my nose. I love my round hips. I love my shock-headed hair.