5 Asian Stereotypes I Fulfill (and I’m Proud of Them)

Source: APA.org If you've been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I'm Asian. I am an American of Chinese descent, and I was born and raised in the United States my entire life. I was raised in a Chinese-English bilingual household, where I spoke both languages with my parents. Along with …

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A Favorite Poem (Issue #31)

Hello! Welcome to this month's "A Favorite Poem" issue. This month's a particularly-fresh one, as it's a recently-released poem from Chinese-American poet Anni Liu. Titled "Ars Poetica in a Dream Language," it's an image-loaded, almost sensual, poem that addresses the harmony and tension between two cultures of the individual. Ars Poetica in a Dream Language …

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My Top 10 Favorite Asian YouTubers (APA Heritage Month Edition)

Hello, all! This month (May 2017) marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which is to commemorate the achievements and success of Asian and Pacific Islanders in American history. It is officially recognized on the national level, from organizations like the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration. Considering that I am Asian-American …

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Man Crush Monday: Eugene Lee Yang

Hello, bloggers! Welcome to this month's "Man Crush Monday," in which I share with you my current man-candy for the month. Really, it's as simple as that; let's get right down to it! Today, I'm featuring none other than Eugene Lee Yang, actor, filmmaker, and content creator at the ubiquitous Buzzfeed prominent throughout the Internet community. …

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SPAM (poem)

SPAM it’s the spiced post-colonial Americana military diet that settlers create for the Micronesian dream no, it’s microscopic off the border of u.s. wake up the islands to salty territories of unincorporated lands corporate heads eat king breakfasts on king-sized beds spiked with thyme and blossoms ripe for picking in horticulture it’s the difference between …

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Rant on inherent racism in America. Important read.

The Finicky Cynic

Hello, all.

For some of you who don’t know what “microaggression” is, it is a term that means to describe something along the lines of “unintended discrimination.” In other words, it is a behavior that, while the perpetrator might not have been conscious of, it has the lasting effects of intended discrimination on the victim.

Microaggression happens in all sorts of situations, such as race, gender, sexuality, mental illness, and so forth. But today, I will be specifically focusing on racial microaggression, just because, as an Asian-American woman, I have experienced many instances throughout my life that I would classify as microaggression. It’s something that continues to trouble me, and so I would like to share my personal experiences as means of making aware that this is an issue in an otherwise predominantly Caucasian society, let alone a West-oriented world.

Disclaimer: My intent for this post is NOT to lambaste white…

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