Welcome to the pilot post of the Good Girls Marry Doctors blog!
Today, I’d just like to start by saying that I am so excited about this project. I grew up in New York, and went to college in Pennsylvania. I then moved to New Delhi to work, and continued on to do grad school in London. But as a point of comparison, almost every single one of the diasporic South and East Asian girls I have met along the way has been able to identify with the idea of balancing the world of her parents with the world she grew up in.
Often, as diasporic Asian women, our parents have unreasonable or just unchallenged notions for what to expect of our behavior. Some women deal with it by rebelling from the age of 5. Some choose to never put a toe out of line. Some choose to give the illusion of “perfection” while all the time being a “bad girl” on the sly.
This book is about talking about all those different scenarios and how they play out.
So let’s discuss! What’s your notion of a “good girl?” Would you say you are one? Does it ever tamper with your sense of feminism?
Think it over and get back to us!
Love and a healthy dose of feminism,