Introduce Yourself: My name is Mimee. I’m 21 years old, and I’m currently halfway through getting my Associate’s degree after taking a couple years off of school. I’m a very creative person with a love of travel and the outdoors, and I’m fascinated with the mind.
Thoughts On People In The World?: I am an extreme optimist with and endless supply of hope for everything, including humanity. From my experience, I find that people generally have good hearts and good intentions. I think there’s a lot of misinformation and miscommunication, or even a lack of awareness that makes interactions difficult.
What are your inspirations & goals?: I have always had a passion for traveling. I’m hoping that one day I’ll travel the world taking photos and sharing them with anyone and everyone! Another goal of mine is to draft a poetry book. Whether it actually ever gets published is up to the cards, but I would love to write one for myself.
How would you impact the world?: I’m hopeful that my social science degree, once I transfer and get my degree, will provide me with the knowledge I need to help and reach those in need with passion and knowledge. With travel photography, I’ve always been interested in writing. The possibility that I could provide awareness or a voice for communities that go unnoticed is something that I have always felt passionate about. I want people to feel like they can make a difference whether if that’s on their own or through connections.
Struggles In Life? : I’ve struggled through abandonment and a dark perspective on love growing up as a Korean Adoptee and going through 2 parent divorces. I’ve suffered from depression since I was around 9 years old struggling with happiness, self acceptance and worth, and seeing what the point of life really was/is. I’ve been through abusive situations, both physical and emotional/mental, but I’ve always believed that you aren’t put through things you either can’t handle or aren’t meant to learn from. It’s all about growth, understanding, perspective, and forgiveness.
How do you feel about yourself? Any changes you would make? : I feel great about myself lately. It didn’t used to always be that way. I felt really insecure as a child growing up in a white family as an Asian, and all the boys liking white girls. I thought that that’s what the definition of beauty was, and I wasn’t that. I started getting acne at 10 years old, and still struggle with it lightly now, but it doesn’t bother me as much now. I wouldn’t make any changes. I wouldn’t want to change myself for anyone including myself. I was born in this body, and I developed a unique personality, and I wouldn’t want to change that because it makes me unique and who I am.
What does love mean to you?: Love, to me, is an intimate type of caring and selflessness where you want what’s best for the person, to see them grow, and will be real, but always support them. Love is when you care about someone and the things that affect them as much as the things that affect your own.