BOUNDARIES

A lot of folks ask me how I take care of myself and balance all the things I do. The short answer is: Sometimes, I don’t. This is hard work and this is heart work. It is invigorating, life-giving, and heart-filling. And it is exhausting. The trolls, ignoramuses, and haters Read more…

People & Accounts I Recommend Following!

My Favorite Educators/Content Creators to Follow @rachel.cargle, she/her (my no.1 favorite anti-racism learning account) @theconsciouslee (fantastic anti-racism and all around social justice account) @blairimani, she/her (a Black bisexual muslim cis woman, activist) @mattxiv, he/they (cis gay man, activist) @yvesdropper, he/him (Black gay cis man, activist, Yves often posts beautiful and Read more…

The Model Minority Myth

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/business/the-myth-of-the-model-minority/2017/04/14/aa6c4bf4-213a-11e7-bb59-a74ccaf1d02f_video.html [1] Wu, Huizhong. “The ‘model minority’ myth: Why Asian-American poverty goes unseen.” December 14, 2015. http://mashable.com/2015/12/14/asian-american-poverty/#.UK4LnHskgqr via Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want to Talk About Race. Basic Books. Kindle Edition. [2] https://time.com/5859206/anti-asian-racism-america/ [3] Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want to Talk About Race. Basic Books. Kindle Edition.  [4] http://college.usatoday.com/2014/10/15/students-reject-the-model-minority-myth/ via Read more…

Anti-Asian Sentiments during COVID-19

⚠️ WARNING: this video is hard to watch. Another shocking attack in Oakland’s Chinatown. 8th and Harrison Streets. Outside the Asian Resource Center. 20+ robbery/assault incidents in the neighborhood according to the Chinatown Chamber president. https://t.co/9bo9PzuqiL pic.twitter.com/8h6dkNA1TG — Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) February 4, 2021 Sources: [1] https://www.thecut.com/2021/02/the-us-is-seeing-a-massive-spike-in-anti-asian-hate-crimes.html [2] https://www.instagram.com/p/CK7vwR2HNM7/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_video_watch_again [3] Read more…

My Work

Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. By 15, he was one of the nation’s top-20 15-year-old breaststrokers. By 17, he set a national age-group record. In college, he swam for Harvard University, on the winningest Harvard team Read more…