Note from the artist:

I remember reading “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton when I was a freshman in high school.  When I got to the part where Johnny was about to die, he told Ponyboy to “stay gold.”  This phrase resonated with me because of its simple message: stay true to yourself.  The hardest part of growing up is trying to figure out where you fit in this world and who you are.  We are influenced by so many internal and external factors that it makes us anxious about becoming who we really want to be because it does not conform to the expectations our parents, peers and society places on us.  This design serves as a friendly reminder that if for some reason you are unable to live your life the way you want to, it is still important to hold onto a genuine piece of yourself and never let that go.


Available in:

  • Black, Ash Grey, Red, Light Pink | T-Shirt, Long Sleeve, Sweatshirt, Hoodie 


Our "The Good and The Bad with Some Rice In Between" collection in collaboration with artist, Edith H.

- a satirical take on growing up Asian -

Stay Milky