Introduction by Margaret Kimura

Margaret Kimura"Beauty is a subjective notion, but that doesn't seem to matter when you're an Asian-American teenager growing up in Southern California, where beauty is synonymous with long blonde hair and blue eyes.

Finding out where I fit into the beauty equation twenty years ago was difficult at best. There weren't any Asian-American models in the pages of Glamour and Seventeen, and none of the beauty advice I read there seemed to apply to me. I suspected that for most beauty editors at that time Asian-American women were stereotyped as some kind of exotic cross between Suzie Wong and Madame Butterfly, which was almost the same as being invisible..."

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