I have a pretty broken family. My brother has autism and both my parents, they don't really get along and growing up was difficult because my dad had this perspective on my brother that he would never get better and that perspective kind of translates to a lot of different things, a lot of different social issues that he has to deal with in his life. Just seeing that made me wonder how, even within families you have this idea, oh we are family we are supposed to be together, we are supposed to have each other's backs but then at the end of the day, there is this idea of rejection.
My dad never really came to terms with my brother's condition. Even to this day just seeing that makes me realize there is this kind of outsider/rejected energy that goes on even within the best of friendships and relationships but at the same time I think there is a light to it.
My hope one day, just for myself, to be able to open up places within the country from where my parents are from, South Korea. Autism and disabilities is kind of a taboo and to have places that really support orphans that have those conditions. I think without having the negative prospective of my father, when I was growing up, I wouldn't be able to see that issue.
I feel like the individual that goes through that learn a lot about how to make things better, to make the world better.
When I was little I had a stuffed bunny rabbit my mom got me. I was born in the year of the rabbit in the Chinese calendar so she always associated me with the rabbit. His name was Petey. It I inspired me to get a real rabbit, eventually.
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