“It’s trying to undo and/or trying to manage the 30, 40 years of people telling you that you’re not good enough, you’re not attractive enough, you’re not, just not enough. “

Linda Yoon and I have intentional and vulnerable conversation about beauty standards, especially from the frame of the Korean beauty standard, and how that shaped her self image. We talk about beauty, weight struggles, relationships, and the journey of self-discovery.

Linda Yoon is the product of traditional immigrant parents; forward-thinking, independence-loving America; and tons and tons of books. She continues to uncover how this trinity of influences has affected her personal development through written works, many mistakes, hindsight and revelations, and meaningful conversations. She is a compliance consultant by day and an urban fantasy/paranormal romance author by night.

Show Notes:

K-Drama – Korean Drama

Korean Actor Hyun Bin

K-Pop – Korean Pop Music

Korean Females Throwing Makeup Away Movement – “Escape the Corset”

Double Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty 

Teen Photoshopping Photography Project – “Selfie Harm” by John Rankin Waddell


The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams