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My Asian Mom Bought Me a Blonde Wig

And other adventures in internalized racism

Yeah I wore it ONE TIME. To Wigstock at the end of high school. Doesn’t count.

“It will make you feel like success! You can be anyone you want in America. So why not have blonde hair and blue eyes?”

My mom’s big idea was that I should go to my first day of high school wearing a blonde wig and blue contact lenses.

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Kate Siahaan-Rigg

Kate Siahaan-Rigg

Actor, Writer, Activist, Futurist, Comedian, Amerasian rebel. And sometimes why. FB @katerigg IG @kateriggnyc www.katerigg.com

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