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.
- Eddie Huang, Fresh Off The Boat