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  • Excited to have received my copy of the CEYLOVE (pronounced Say Love) cookbook by the talented and beautiful Jessica who was also on MasterChef USA...
  • Excited to have received my copy of the CEYLOVE (pronounced Say Love) cookbook by the talented and beautiful Jessica who was also on MasterChef USA Season 8. It’s filled with over 97 recipes featuring Sri Lankan cuisine, including personal recipes and stories. Perhaps I’ll fulfill my parent’s dream of being a great cook. Lol The pictures are stunning! @ceylon_lover Congratulations and much continued success in making your dreams come true. ❀️ πŸ‡±πŸ‡° #supportsmallbusiness #srilankanamerican #srilankanfood #curry #srilanka #ceylove #southasianwomen #americanwomen
  • 50 4 3:26 AM Apr 3, 2018

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  • Udarata Kandy Perahara t shirt. 
Can buy from any size for men, women and kids. 
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_ πŸ”΄ To Buy click the link on Bio πŸ”΄
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  • Udarata Kandy Perahara t shirt. Can buy from any size for men, women and kids. _ _ πŸ”΄ To Buy click the link on Bio πŸ”΄ Buying link
  • 17 4 1:09 PM Jul 31, 2018
  • Excited to have received my copy of the CEYLOVE (pronounced Say Love) cookbook by the talented and beautiful Jessica who was also on MasterChef USA...
  • Excited to have received my copy of the CEYLOVE (pronounced Say Love) cookbook by the talented and beautiful Jessica who was also on MasterChef USA Season 8. It’s filled with over 97 recipes featuring Sri Lankan cuisine, including personal recipes and stories. Perhaps I’ll fulfill my parent’s dream of being a great cook. Lol The pictures are stunning! @ceylon_lover Congratulations and much continued success in making your dreams come true. ❀️ πŸ‡±πŸ‡° #supportsmallbusiness #srilankanamerican #srilankanfood #curry #srilanka #ceylove #southasianwomen #americanwomen
  • 50 4 3:26 AM Apr 3, 2018
  • This one is for all the Asians in the diaspora with "ethnic" or "weird" or "foreign" names. Reclaim it. It can look like a variety of different act...
  • This one is for all the Asians in the diaspora with "ethnic" or "weird" or "foreign" names. Reclaim it. It can look like a variety of different actions. Putting it on your social media, or your email signature, having your close friends and family call you by your ethnic name, or even just saying it to yourself. You deserve to take up space, and so do your names (all of them). -AsIAmInspo (and "ethnic name" owner)
  • 39 5 4:46 PM Mar 22, 2018
  • Sometimes time and space is what is necessary for healing to occur. It can be a painful process...I admit to struggling with it myself. And while i...
  • Sometimes time and space is what is necessary for healing to occur. It can be a painful process...I admit to struggling with it myself. And while it is important to try to heal the roots, the responsibility does not fall only on you.
  • 39 1 2:38 PM Mar 17, 2018
  • Go on and be your messy Asian self!
  • Go on and be your messy Asian self!
  • 49 3 12:09 PM Mar 16, 2018
  • You're a unicorn! ❀❀❀ (For my birthday I want a unicorn onsie. I want to go to bed and wake up as an Asian unicorn so I can carry that into the day.)
  • You're a unicorn! ❀❀❀ (For my birthday I want a unicorn onsie. I want to go to bed and wake up as an Asian unicorn so I can carry that into the day.)
  • 47 6 2:51 PM Mar 14, 2018
  • Dear Asian American, so often I feel the pressure that because I'm Asian, because of my face and my skin color and my interests, I can't be certain...
  • Dear Asian American, so often I feel the pressure that because I'm Asian, because of my face and my skin color and my interests, I can't be certain things. Sometimes it's aggressively said. Sometimes it's a subtle put down. I want you to remember, you are growing from this. You are healing from this. And you are creating from this. You're a masterpiece in progress right now. With ❀, AsIAmInspo
  • 41 2 5:05 PM Mar 6, 2018
  • The past, present, and future can all ground us in different ways. Remember where we came from (the land, the culture, the language, the family). R...
  • The past, present, and future can all ground us in different ways. Remember where we came from (the land, the culture, the language, the family). Recognize we are in the here and now. And keep an eye on the future in front of us.
  • 37 3 5:23 PM Mar 4, 2018
  • Collab post with @tigerwong888!

Photo credit to @tigerwong888

Schools don't prioritize teaching Asian American history (and black...and Native......
  • Collab post with @tigerwong888! Photo credit to @tigerwong888 Schools don't prioritize teaching Asian American history (and black...and Native...and brown...). It is important we know and learn our history. We belong here. We have helped build America. We deserve respect and rights.
  • 39 3 11:38 PM Feb 27, 2018
  • Go for it resolutely. But don't forget the Asian Americans who have trail blazed before you. Don't forget the family and the culture that has been ...
  • Go for it resolutely. But don't forget the Asian Americans who have trail blazed before you. Don't forget the family and the culture that has been behind you.
  • 49 1 2:40 PM Feb 22, 2018
  • Is there someone you want to see these messages too? Tag them!
  • Is there someone you want to see these messages too? Tag them!
  • 28 5 3:28 PM Feb 20, 2018
  • There are going to be people who aren't going to treat you with respect. They aren't going to pay attention to you, or listen to you, or treat you ...
  • There are going to be people who aren't going to treat you with respect. They aren't going to pay attention to you, or listen to you, or treat you like you matter. That's their problem. Mentally, you need to know you are a priority. You're worth listening to. You're worth attention. Remember that you're a priority. -AsIAmInspo
  • 45 1 2:14 PM Feb 19, 2018
  • It's okay to feel fear. Fear can protect us, and it can guide us. It can alert us to where we are hurt and wounded and insecure. And as a result, i...
  • It's okay to feel fear. Fear can protect us, and it can guide us. It can alert us to where we are hurt and wounded and insecure. And as a result, it is fear that can illuminate where healing and growth can occur. Have a conversation with your fear. It may tell you tearfully, or quietly. (It may have some very valid points.) It may be howling. And you can live through it.
  • 39 5 2:12 PM Feb 15, 2018
  • I realized one day that all my time was spent around non-asian people and that my Asianness was slowly fading out if my life. At the same time, I w...
  • I realized one day that all my time was spent around non-asian people and that my Asianness was slowly fading out if my life. At the same time, I would always say "I care about my Asian american identity." Something wasn't adding up. I needed to recalibrate how I spent my time to reflect my values. It was hard. Honestly, I lost some friends. But I'm happier and I feel like I'm living onto my true self. So I invite you to consider how you spend your time as well. Be well friend.
  • 36 1 2:04 PM Feb 13, 2018
  • I want to do more than just make art and write things. I want my work to be easy to find by Asian Americans. Whatever it is you do, I'm open to hea...
  • I want to do more than just make art and write things. I want my work to be easy to find by Asian Americans. Whatever it is you do, I'm open to hearing what you've tried and how it turned out (even if the result wasn't what you wanted).
  • 27 4 4:43 PM Feb 11, 2018
  • There are a lot of people who have a lot to say and a lot of negativity. Some if these people even say these things out of love and a desire to pro...
  • There are a lot of people who have a lot to say and a lot of negativity. Some if these people even say these things out of love and a desire to protect you. The implicit message is "better to stay down than to climb and fall". And listen. You can step into uncertainty safely. And you can take another step, and another step, and another step. You are good enough to start.
  • 40 2 2:07 PM Feb 9, 2018
  • Happy 70th Independence Day to the land of my birth. πŸ‡±πŸ‡° On February 4, 1948, Ceylon was granted independence as the Dominion of Ceylon. Dominion ...
  • Happy 70th Independence Day to the land of my birth. πŸ‡±πŸ‡° On February 4, 1948, Ceylon was granted independence as the Dominion of Ceylon. Dominion status within the British Commonwealth was retained for the next 24 years until May 22, 1972 when it became a republic and was renamed the Republic of Sri Lanka. #srilankaindependenceday #srilankanamerican #sinhalese #tamil
  • 52 0 6:22 PM Feb 4, 2018
  • πŸ‡±πŸ‡°Happy Sri Lankan Independence Day! πŸ‡±πŸ‡° We are celebrating with a simple but tasty breakfast consisting of Kiribath (milk rice), palm sugar, an...
  • πŸ‡±πŸ‡°Happy Sri Lankan Independence Day! πŸ‡±πŸ‡° We are celebrating with a simple but tasty breakfast consisting of Kiribath (milk rice), palm sugar, and lunumiris (a chutney of sorts). As a Sri Lankan American, I’ve chosen to embrace the positive parts of both the cultures and leave the negative parts behind. I have been told more than once that I’m not AS Sri Lankan because I was born in the United States. So I’ve chosen to learn the cuisines of both great countries, be an impeccable host, help someone in need without asking questions, and show compassion, kindness and understanding. I’m Sri Lankan American and damn proud of it! #RiceAllDaYEveryDay #SriLankanAmerican #SriLankan #Sinhalese #Kiribath #Lunumiris #Delicious
  • 32 0 4:26 PM Feb 4, 2018