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Like other children of immigrants, I understand there are barriers for emotional connection with our parents - language, cultural differences/values, or simply interest.

Being an Asian-American woman, one language, value and interest was universal - beauty. The love my mother and I share is rooted in this.

"Oink" is about wanting to be just like your mom - but if a mother picks apart her own body and face, the child born with the same body and face will do the same. Parents can pass on their insecurities to their children. This is a story women know all too well.

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