So I got bored tonight and out of force of habit I got my flat iron out and started straightening my hair. Growing up in Korea I got into my head that the only thing that was beautiful was hair that was long and straight and basically Asian. I did everything I could to keep it straight, from straight perms to flat irons. It was only after leaving Korea and finishing Freshman year at UBC that I realized that my Latina curls are beautiful as well. It was also only after I went to a hair stylist here and she told me that my hair was severely damaged due to all the chemicals and all the shit I’d put into it to try and change it to fit into my self-imposed standards. I’m happy to say that’s it’s healthy now, and that I’m starting to love it.