Aoki Lee Simmons Admits She’s Sensitive About White Girls & Their Privilege: They Get The Boys, Jobs & Things We Want
As the daughter of music and fashion icons, Aoki Lee Simmons has been afforded with the luxuries of access, wealth, and fame from the womb! But having famous parents like Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons does not exclude Aoki and her sister Ming Lee from the everyday struggles of being a woman of color in white spaces.
Identifying with many, Aoki shared a short essay about her unique experience with white women with her 500K Instagram followers. She wrote:
“I am sensitive to white girls. When they get the boys, the jobs, the things I wanted. Even if they don’t get them! those rare times, they never wonder if it is because of the color of their skin. And I am left to wonder if I lost out, because of mine…I am sensitive to white girls. Or perhaps the word is jealous! So aware of them, when they walk through the world free from those kind of doubts. One less thing on their shoulders. One less worry to bear.”
She wrapped the essay up by empathizing with white women, adding that we all have our own personal struggles. Aoki wrote:
“I am sensitive FOR white girls. For the doubts we all face, the glass ceilings we all try to break, the discriminations we all fight. But I can’t help but wonder about white girls. How does it feel to not constantly be told, you are not beautiful or not enough, in this hurtful world.”
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I’m going to Harvard baby! Insert emotional crying face. @kimoraleesimmons “thank god you got in on your own honey cause you can’t row” ??? thank you so much to every single person who helped me along the way. I am excited and honored and so so grateful. ???????????? #harvard2023
Aoki Lee Simmons has been using her voice via short essays on social media for several months now. She’s even opened up about her own personal revelations as a young woman on her way to college. Earlier this year, she shared how she learned a lesson on humility after bragging to her family about being accepted to the prestigious Harvard College.
Written by Miata Shanay