As they swing between fear and boredom, people are turning to hand-poked tattoos for a creative (and cool-looking) distraction from their day-to-day realities.
The work of South Korea-born artist Eui-Jip Hwang examines unattainable beauty standards and consumer culture. Writer Summer Kim Lee reflects on how those same standards shaped her idea of belonging and Korean American identity while growing up.
As a South Asian kid, I devoured colonial-era literature and dramas. But they featured white protagonists forming quaint relationships with grateful brown characters who look like me.