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Wu-Tang Forever

“Hey, you speak Mandarin right?”

That was the first thing a coworker asked me after he introduced himself to me. My response was, “uh, yea, conversationally”. 1,442 more words


To all the boys I never loved

Lately I’ve been thinking about why I’ve never dated Asian men. The answer is actually quite simple. I was one of those bitchy Asian girls with internalized racism who only dated white men who had yellow fever. 662 more words


I spy with my LITTLE eye

Growing up, I hated the game “I Spy”. I felt an immediate aversion the second the words, “I spy with my little eye” came out of my mouth. 954 more words


OTSD -- Ongoing Traumatic Stress Disorder -- a diagnosis for what ails us.

I have attached a pdf of an essay I that began with a response to a FB friend who was feeling overwhelmed by all she has to struggle with and fear on a daily basis. 271 more words

Surviving Academia

Ešte viac rozdelená Keňa po prezidentských voľbách

Začiatkom augusta 2017 si Keňania vyberali okrem prezidenta aj nových členov parlamentu, guvernérov a ďalších zástupcov ľudu. Najväčšiu pozornosť však na seba (tak ako v roku 2013) strhávala voľba prezidenta. 1,142 more words

Global Problems

Embrace Diversity

“How does it feel to be a minority?” is not a question I haven’t heard before. However, what was new was that the question was not being addressed to me but to a white person standing next to me. 1,073 more words

Societal Issues

Why Asian Americans need to get political!

Growing up in Texas, it was rare to see politicians at an Asian-American community event. In the landscape of American politics, Asian-Americans were, and to a large degree still are, the invisible minority. 862 more words