Youtube video: strict asian parents & stressed, pressured youth
I find that I could relate to this video. Growing up, getting good grades was a priority over everything else. My parents had very high expectations for me, and I found myself struggling to keep up with these expectations.
being in the dark
I chose this picture because this depicts how I remember feeling growing up. My parents never let me have a say in anything. Whenever I tried to question them, or fight for what I want, I was always left with words that devoured me, which left me in a very dark place. My parents called me degrading adjectives and names whenever I did something that they did not approve of, such as wanting a career in fashion. I had very low self-esteem as a child. Despite the darkness in my childhood, I did have a few "light" moments, as depicted in the image above. For example, the happiest days spent in my childhood was spent playing with my cousins.
This picture represents my passive learning. Since learning from my parents that talking back and questioning will only result in hurt, I learned to keep my mouth shut. I seldom voiced my thoughts, questions or concerns. My passive learning stemmed from my family.