A friend sent this to me today – Mei, a magazine just for adopted Chinese girls. Mei is "a magazine created for Chinese adoptees age 7 to 14. A bimonthly
magazine featuring wholesome articles with an emphasis on issues
specific to girls adopted from China."
When I was a kid, I had visions of doing this same thing for adopted Korean teen girls. I remember flipping through the pages of Seventeen and YM, wishing I’d could read features like:
- How to survive going to the cosmetic counter at a department store without ending up looking like a Geisha
- Top 10 snappy things to say to stupid Asian fetishists
- "I’m not paranoid: How to get your parents to understand racism at school"
- Where to purchase "I SUCK AT MATH" t-shirts
- Kimchee: Learn to love it!
- Beyond Kung Fu: Breaking down those stereotypes about Asians!
- Being the model minority of the model minority – How to get people to stop expecting you to be perfect
- Korean Hair 101 – How to get a hairstylist to LISTEN to you at the salon!
- Interracial Dating – meeting his parents for the first time
- Advice column: What to say when your brother says he wishes you’d never been adopted
- Beyond "colorblindness": How to respond when your friends and parents say, "I never see you as Korean, you’re just like me!"
- Korean vocabulary lesson – Learn how to pronounce your orphanage name correctly!!
- Alternate Adoptee Horoscope – for those of you who don’t have a real birthday or time of birth for the typical astrological chart.