Haters gonna…

There are moments when I realize just how much work I have to do, in order to be a truly compassionate person. Most recently, at a friend’s dinner party, Gwen Stefani came up (they were talking about the kids show she made) and I blurted out, “I hate Gwen Stefani.” I realized the look of … More Haters gonna…

Happy Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month to YOU

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! It’s a mouthful, but stop being lazy. Like Black History and Women’s History months, I see May as a time to have heightened awareness of AAPI history and current issues. Unlike those other two months, I rarely see May talked about with the emphasis on AAPI heritage … More Happy Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month to YOU

April 29, 1992

Racism in the United States is…complicated. Given the lazy nature of human brains, it takes  great effort to try and understand all the factors that go into prejudiced thinking and actions. For real though, if everybody learned the basics of psychology and neurobiology (NERD ALERT) I think we’d be leaps and bounds closer to a … More April 29, 1992

Pop culture perpetuation of stereotypes still here! New and improved? You decide!

So, Miss Saigon ads are all over my insta and fb feeds ever since I Googled “Miss Saigon” for an essay I was working on, about pop culture’s role in the perpetuation of over-sexualized stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women. I find this frustrating. One, it’s a reminder that some algorithm is hard at … More Pop culture perpetuation of stereotypes still here! New and improved? You decide!