Month: May 2021

Growing up in Oakville, Ont., Mia Ines Isabella thought being called “exotic” was a compliment. The Filipino-Canadian would receive comments on her fair-yet-tan skin and was told by someone they liked her “because (she’s) only half-Asian.” “It always had to do with this sort of ‘palpability’ of my appearance,” she says. Read more: ‘Emotional turmoil’: