Close

Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

Lost Identity  // Posts tagged as "Lost Identity"

08 Nov Posted by in • Rachel Wahba | 8 comments

How I Got My Tan and Lost My Identity

How I Got My Tan and Lost My Identity

I was eighteen when I landed in Los Angeles International airport. And after a lifetime of being a brown-skinned “curombo,” (“darky”) in Japan, I turned white! Yes. Suddenly I was no longer a strange brown skinned gaigin (perjorative for foreigner.) My little brother and I spent our childhood as moving targets for the Japanese boys […]

Read more...