🤔 Casual intense conversation starters on a Tuesday: we recognize everyone’s parental figure relationships are different. Personally, reflections from @sabrinainthewild make us stop and think about ours.
▶️ For many Asians and Asian Americans, growing up alongside our family members - chosen and biological - means better understanding their expressions of care. They often look different from the ones we saw while sneaking in clips of MTV. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
🍊 Whether it’s realizing care is expressed through the eventual license to pursue hobbies, cut fruit, or reality checks, for many of us, a core aspect of growing up may be about watching our parents grow with us. Subsequently, we might understand them better.
📝 Answers vary greatly for the lessons we didn’t realize we learned with our families (copywriter’s note: for me, it’s learning to be comfortable with being a small Asian woman who looks adorable, and confronts negative situations fearlessly... thanks Mom, for dragging me to all your banking disputes.)
🏡 No conclusions we can give to everyone here we are neither licensed medical professionals, nor here to invalidate or romanticize any not-so-pretty growing moments with our families. As we grow with our Cosmos community, however, we’d be remiss not to reflect on how our other, often earlier communities shape us.
⏬ No pressure, but we’d love to hear some of the lessons you didn’t realize you learned from your parental figures in the comments below:
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