Support AAPI Lives

From annie_wu_22 on Instagram I am processing my anger, grief, and fear from Tuesday evening's shooting deaths of 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian and AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) women, in Atlanta, Georgia.  The way the police handle the press conference stirred up my emotions even more. I'm already nervous going outside due … Continue reading Support AAPI Lives

Today’s Inspiration

Fighting the Patriarchy One Grandpa at a Timeby Lisa Norgren A grown man looms behind my three-year-old daughter. Occasionally he will poke or tickle her and she responds by shrinking. Smaller and smaller with each unwanted advance. I imagine her trying to become slight enough to slip out of her booster seat and slide under … Continue reading Today’s Inspiration

Scared to Walk Alone

My daughter and I left a Target and walked to the car. She wanted to take a picture of something. I watched her take the picture, and then we got into our vehicle. I told her, “If you are with friends or alone, please be careful not to get distracted. If you happen to have … Continue reading Scared to Walk Alone

Is it Safe for Me to Go Outside?

Picture/Artwork by Colette Cady, inspired by the poet, Morgan Harper Nichols I am afraid to go out in public.  This fear isn’t due to Covid.  It is because I am an Asian-American.   There has been an explosion of hate crimes of assaults and murders against Asians (especially the elderly) in parts of America ever since … Continue reading Is it Safe for Me to Go Outside?

Today’s Inspiration

I read this article on the minimalist blog, “Becoming Minimalist”. This article is so inspirational, I had to share. Grab the tissues. Here is the article below by Chris Norton Can you think of a moment when someone’s words drastically impacted your life? Maybe this moment came from a parent, a teacher, or mentor. Maybe … Continue reading Today’s Inspiration

Racial Crisis

Right now, so many people see how racism is affecting our country.  The police brutality, the former President condoning people with Neo-Nazi or White Supremacy ties, and vigilantes murdering protestors, innocent people being targeted just for looking non-White.  People using their privilege to be superior to others.  I was born in Los Angeles.  I am … Continue reading Racial Crisis

Make It a Different Experience

Body Dysmorphia is a complicated thing.  It is a mental disorder that causes a person to see flaws that may not be there or emphasize something that doesn’t look perfect by the ridiculous beauty standards of society towards one’s body.  I was taught to hate my body since I was thirteen years old, which means … Continue reading Make It a Different Experience

November Thankful

Day #29- I am grateful for my body's ability to heal. My recovery from oral surgery is taking longer than I want, but it is still happening. Many people have compromised immunity and have to endure a long recovery process. I do take my body for granted and honestly have been mean to it in … Continue reading November Thankful