With my blue eyes, boyish face, and pale skin, nobody would ever mistake me for an actual South Korean woman. But the ajumma spirit now lives inside me.
The Dongdaemun Design Plaza celebrates its first anniversary. But I cannot help but think of it as state-imposed plastic surgery on the face of Seoul.
When ‘political’ and ‘active’ in manners that the South Korean state approves, foreigners are encouraged to speak. But doing the opposite may exact a price.