Psoriasis is a CHRONIC AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, which is to say the body cannot recognize which cells are part of the body and which are not. In a healthy body, the immune system turns on when it detects foreign and unwanted cells, such as viruses or germs from cuts and scrapes, moving quickly to eliminate them… Continue reading Foreign Bodies
I was eight when my parents first became citizens of the United States. I remember watching my mom rummage through her closet, tossing handfuls of shirts over her shoulders as she curated an outfit to take her Oath of Allegiance in. I remember running my go-gurt covered fingers over the shiny leather cover of my dad’s new American passport, marveling at the multicolored seal overlaid on his photo.
Originally published on XoJane.com Growing up as an Asian American, I knew I would never have the long legs or double lidded blue eyes of the models that graced the TV screens and magazines I saw. Hell, I might not even have the tan skin if my melanin continued to refuse to cooperate. I recognized… Continue reading On Growing Up As an Unskinny Asian