Eddie Huang May 30, 2013

in race
To this day, I wake up at times, look in the mirror, and just stare, obsessed with the idea that the person I am in my head is something entirely different than what everyone else sees. That the way I look will prevent me from doing the things I want; that there really are sneetches with stars and I’m not one of them. I touch my face, I feel my skin, I check my color every day, and I swear it all feels right. But then someone says something and that sense of security and identity is gone before I know it.

from Eddie Huang’s Fresh off the Boat.

Eddie Huang is the owner and chef of Baohaus on 2nd Avenue and 14th St in NYC.

This is part 2 on a series about race.