As part of their push to be “real” and “authentic,” Asian American girls and women have been dressing up in their favorite costumes for Halloween.
These are some of the fun and silly costumes girls have been wearing.
We caught up with one of them, Asha, who is a “fun and silly” 14-year-old from Florida.
Asha loves to be a tomboy.
She said she likes to wear her makeup, dresses, and heels to Halloween.
She also likes to put on makeup to make her eyes pop.
“I like to be my authentic self.
I love to have fun and be the best,” she said.
But Asha said it’s important for her to wear what she feels comfortable in.
“My mom said it is important to have a wardrobe that you feel comfortable in,” she told CBS News.
“But it’s also important to dress the way you feel you look.”
Asha also said it helps her when her friends dress up as her favorite characters from the Disney Channel series “The Jungle Book.”
She also loves the “Frozen” series.
“I just love the Frozen show.
I really love it,” Asha told CBS.
“And I think it’s great.
I don’t think it is all bad.
I just think the Disney movie is a little bit too much for me.
And then the Disney characters are just so cute.
And I just love that.
It’s a little weird that they all have so many different faces.
It makes me feel like I am not part of this world.”
Asha said her favorite part of Halloween is getting to go to the “Disneyland Resort” at Disneyland.
“It’s a really cool place to be,” she explained.
“There’s so many cool things to do.
I would love to go back and do it again.”
While Asha has a lot of fun with her costume, there are some serious issues in this Halloween season that can cause some to think “I am really not safe.”
“I think it has to be made clear to people that this is not a normal season,” Ashera said.
“This is not normal for Asians.”
Ashera told CBS that the fear of not feeling safe can cause Asian American teens to not feel comfortable dressing up and wearing the “Asian” look.
Asheras parents have been worried about her safety in school for years.
In 2014, Asherah’s mom told CBS affiliate WTSP-TV that she worried about Asheraya.
“She’s just a kid.
She is really shy.
And she’s afraid,” Ashee’s mom said.
The teacher later apologized and said she didn’t know how to handle the situation.
“Asherah is a smart kid.
But she does have an issue with some of these things.
She doesn’t know what to do with it.
I think she is just scared,” Ashe said.
Asheras mom told WTSP that the teacher apologized to Asherae but that she couldn’t get to the bottom of the matter.
“This is all part of a larger problem that has been brewing for some time,” Asahi said.
According to Asha’s mother, the school district has been doing a lot to “rescue” the school from the fear.
“We just want to keep her safe, keep her comfortable,” Asah said.
“We are working on it every single day,” Ashay said.
Asha and her mother hope that this year’s school year is the year when they will finally get to dress as “the character.”