Watch this. Watch all of it, and remind yourself of what it means to be human. And how radical it would be if we cared for each other more than the state would like. Support Alok here. -- Almost every morning this last week, I have asked myself, "What is the point?" And Alok's words, … Continue reading Wrong Body or Wrong World?
PSA: Hanging out with friend + toddler at park = super fun. Getting delicious blackened chicken sandwich with friends + toddler at restaurant = super fun. Going to art fair with friend + toddler and enjoying art, music, mango tango (blended mango, citrus, splash of vodka, ice), and samosas = super fun. Having the bliss … Continue reading My Bliss/Their Bliss
I forgot there are spaces where my contribution is not welcome, where respect is conflated with tolerance, where I feel small, not because I am Asian, or woman, or young, but because I am not Center. A sharp, wooden rap. Smack on the wrist. Look here. Look at me. Listen to me. I wake abruptly, … Continue reading I Forgot
I will claim my space when in positions of power. I will do so responsibly. I will be kind. When confronted with defensiveness or pushback, I will pause, but not back down. I will stand in the tension and hold it. I will hold it until it turns into something useful. If it becomes painful, … Continue reading A Promise to Myself
feeling like a cat my heartbrain is sick anxiety dreams about friends making fun of my food and telling me i'm stupid and foolish waking in narnia speaking to an Asian aslan aslan asks what is it about your heart that makes it important that other people affirm you that other people validate you that … Continue reading meow
I am reflecting on how I communicate to the world. Many people (including those I have not spoken to in years) speak up every once in a while thanking me for the articles/posts I share, noting that these things help them think, or speak to something that they are reflecting about, or challenge them, or … Continue reading Lenses and White Moderates