Writing

Addressing Anti-Blackness in Asian American Communities

  Anti-Blackness in Asian communities is problematic. It denigrates and dehumanizes Black people. It makes Asian communities complicit with the system of white supremacy. And most of all it keeps…
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Talent+Work Ethic= Success

I woke up this morning with the realization that I’m a few months shy of being a public speaker for an entire decade. That’s 10 years of getting in front…
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Poetic Justice for Internet Trolls

Nightmares You know what happens to the soul of the troll that leaves racist comments on the internet when you scroll? a visit from the devil *** the devil tells…
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3 Takeaways from Hasan Minhaj’s roast of Donald Trump

Hasan Minhaj’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend was nothing short of epic. The Daily Show Correspondent didn’t pull any punches. He roasted Donald Trump. He…
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So I Guess I’m Part Polynesian…

  I have a borderline obsession with understanding who I am and where I come from. The more I dive into learning about my personal and family history, the more…
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How I Almost Sabotaged Myself Because of Pride

I was one of the featured speakers at UW’s TEDX event last spring. As a public speaker, it definitely was one of the more high-profile events that I’ve spoken at…
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The First Time I Realized I was Mixed

I must have been around 5 years old when I started to notice race. It was the early 90’s and my family had just moved up to Washington from Panama.…
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10 Books that Changed my Life

I still remember the moment I discovered the magic of reading. It was my junior year of high school. Up until that point, I wasn’t the biggest fan of reading…
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Some of my best friends are white

White Liberals white liberals are scary because they think they’re helping they claim they know what’s best their suggestions and recommendations are bubble wrapped with unconscious condescension just because you’re…
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