Writing

Expanding the Conversation about Race in the U.S.

Often there’s a reductive tendency by the media to make racial issues only about African Americans and white people. This black/white dichotomy becomes the focus of the mainstream media’s conversation…
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5 Tips To Elevate Your Grind To The Next Level

Having a strong work ethic is crucial for reaching any form of success. It’s part of the dues that you must pay beforehand. Your work ethic is the anchor that…
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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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