You don’t have to be a bystander I’ve been introspecting a lot lately about actions I can take to interrupt everyday -isms. As a woman and an Asian American*, I encounter -isms in every space I exist. It’s particularly prevalent in public spaces but to be honest, private spaces with friends or coworkers are notContinue reading “Interrupting -isms productively”
Every path I’ve taken on this marathon on sand we call “life” has been a path to break out of a bubble. To face discomfort head-on with a smile, clear eyes, and full heart.
Talk Therapy Resources Over the last couple of years, more and more friends (and myself!) have pursued talk therapy as a means of caring for our mental health. Before, the idea of going to a stranger to talk about the things stressing you out in life was an odd concept to me; what an invasionContinue reading “Straight talk is good for you”
Working 9 to 5* For years, friends of friends have asked me for tips on looking for social impact jobs. Traditionally I’ve done 1:1 calls to talk through things and I’m still open to that with limits on my availability. It’s also occurred to me that I should just write it out loud for whomeverContinue reading “Will work for greater good”
Admitting colleges are a crapshoot When I applied to college as a 17-year-old high school senior, I was freaked out. I had just witnessed my incredible, wise-beyond-her-years sister be rejected by all of her dream schools: Harvard, Yale, Princeton… even the University of Michigan, our local public school. It shook me to my core. HowContinue reading “Admitting colleges”
A recipe for an apology, in poem form Dear ____________ I come as a friend To say there is someone in your life who in particular is hurting And I think would appreciate you showing some personal introspection and public self-accountability in order to heal Some clues: ________________ ________________ you, incidentally, were actually the personContinue reading “Recipe for apology”
Once I was asked how I respond to fear. Do I run? Scream? Fight back? The answer isn’t that simple.