Lauren J. Sharkey’s essay, Gogo, was selected for inclusion in the Asian American Feminist Collective’s FIRST TIMES digital storytelling project. This personal essay details Sharkey’s own experience as a victim of the fetishization of Asian women.
I had a feeling Jeff was the one. He was smart, made me laugh, and didn’t mind that I hadn’t seen The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Unlike the other guys I met on OkCupid, he called me after I let him feel me up in the abandoned Sears parking lot and asked me to dinner.
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So well-written. Made me sad. But you have such a strong sense of self and are open-hearted. Your experiences I’m sure will help others. Looking forward to your book.
Thanks for your support, Anne. It’s my hope this essay will not only raise awareness, but be a catalyst for changing the way we portray Asian women in media.