Joanna Gaines has been talking about racist behavior, including her shooting suicide last Tuesday in Atlanta amid a wave of attacks against the Asian community in a polite Instagram post she shared with her Korean mother.
This Fixtures Upper Starr, 42, shared her thoughts while celebrating her latest book, The World Needs You Were Made to Buy, Being translated into Korean, the first language of his mom Nan. Gains’ father is of German and Lebanese descent.
“The words of my book translated into my mother’s first language are such an honor for me,” wrote the Texan Home and Lifestyle guru. Gaines also shared a photo of her childhood self with Nan.
“I remember a little girl going for a walk with my mom and she saw that in a moment, a person’s rude look or text comment would try to detract from her rich story and her beautiful culture.”
“We can’t take away the power of our words and actions. The world needs to know who we all became and all the amazing and beautiful differences we each carry with us.
“If we say enough of it, it will sound true and become a message that softens even the hardest of hearts.”
The mother of five raw post was praised and vowed for unity.
“This photo and this post took my breath away,” writes country music singer and activist Chile Wright.
“I hope parents will talk to their children about the importance of preventing racism and what everyone can do as a bystander if they see an act of racism.” “We need to stand up for others and learn ways to prevent this from happening.”
“Thank you for using your platform to talk and bring attention and awareness to your people!” Another fan added. “Enough! People take our inaction for weakness and it couldn’t be more wrong!”
“Yes and thank you for posting by your fellow Korean American sister,” read another comment.
Gains has previously been open about her legacy, and the conflicting feelings she had with him as a child.
“My mom is completely Korean and my dad is Caucasian.” She has written in her book. “Kindergarten kids make fun of me for being Asian, and when you’re at that age you don’t really know how to process it; the way you take it is, ‘Who I am isn’t enough.’ Moving forward today and my Korean heritage is one of the things I am most proud of.I am trying to prepare for that lost time – the culture is just so beautiful, I know who you are and what you became for a lifetime It’s a journey. “
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