Fables and fairytales have painted the story of love pretty much since love has existed. We idealize matches made in heaven and storybook fantasies of the perfect partner showing up, sweeping us off our feet, and falling-in-love-at-first-sight. So in an era where finding romance often means swiping right on moderately attractive singles in your areaContinue reading “Am I crying over Kimye?”
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Stop sleeping on America’s anti-Asian past… and present
TW: This piece discusses racism and assault which may be triggering. American policies and people have historically painted “American” to be synonymous with “white.” This cognitive shortcut has led us to shut out, enslave, and imprison those who don’t fit our Anglo-Saxon depiction of “Americanness” and who therefore “don’t belong” here. Yet, we still haveContinue reading “Stop sleeping on America’s anti-Asian past… and present”
How Americans (mis)handled another inconvenient truth
To heal we must remember. I know it’s hard, I promise you I know it’s hard. I remember. That’s how you heal, you have to remember. And also, it’s important to do that as a nation. Joe Biden As a nation which prides itself on being the best in the world. A nation with 510,000Continue reading “How Americans (mis)handled another inconvenient truth”
Yesterday was too much for just an Instagram caption
Yesterday the world watched as violent extremists took over the Capitol with guidance from the president and apparent permission from the police. Amid yesterday’s attack, I, like many, couldn’t help but look back on last year’s BLM protests, when non-violence and cries for justice were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. I think ofContinue reading “Yesterday was too much for just an Instagram caption”
It’s a rich man’s world
Money. Can’t find a man with it, can’t live without it. (That was a joke. If you know me, you know my man has money.) ((That was a joke, too. I’m like a baker, I make my own dough.)) But all jokes aside, today we’re talking about debt. Now I’m no expert, but I doContinue reading “It’s a rich man’s world”
November 4, 2020. The day after Election Day. I continue to insist that I’m not anxious about the election, yet I was drawn to write on the verge of tears. If I’m honest, my eyes have filled –– and overflowed –– with tears more than once during the last 24-hour news cycle. And it’s not becauseContinue reading “Too close”
Check out my new rig!
When I started planning my move to California, there were roughly a million and a half things that I was excited for. Warm weather, no snow, life on the beach. (I was basically just very, very afraid of struggling through another winter in Buffalo.) But if I’m honest, I was mostly excited to live inContinue reading “Check out my new rig!”
Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power
Today is Juneteenth. A day when, 155 years ago, the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas found out about their emancipation. A day that came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had already freed them (on paper) from slave owners. Today, amid police brutality, rampant racism, the lynchings of black men deemedContinue reading “Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is power”
Exhaust your opposition, not yourself
The last three weeks have been hard. Between the horrific instances of police brutality, the global protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, and the breakout of proud racism and ignorance in Buffalo, there’s been a lot to take in and a lot to stand up for. And I am so proud. I’m so proudContinue reading “Exhaust your opposition, not yourself”
Learn more, do more.
I don’t know what to say. But I know I need to say something. And it’s important that you know that this post isn’t for people who know that black lives matter. This one is for those of you who are on the fence, who don’t understand, who think the protesters are the problem. SinceContinue reading “Learn more, do more.”