Why appropriate?

There are some really great writings on anti-Blackness in Asian and Asian American communities that reassure me I’m not alone in my thoughts and experiences. This is one of my favorites. (I love the author; seriously- go read more of Kim Tran’s stuff.) I would also recommend this article that better explains the link between the model… Read More Why appropriate?

Jungle Asians, Fancy Asians, and the Space Betwix and Between

In a recent conversation with a friend, I told them that it feels like “I’m a Jungle Asian disguised as a Fancy Asian.” That is to say, I have a complicated relationship with class within my own ethnicity on top of an already complicated relationship with race, as I am neither black or brown, nor… Read More Jungle Asians, Fancy Asians, and the Space Betwix and Between

Un-

Part 1 How does one tell a tale of undoing? Mental illness runs in my family. None of it diagnosed, of course, but the signs have always been there. From as early as the 4th or 5th grade, I knew something was… funny about me. Even earlier than that, I noticed the peculiar behaviors of my family… Read More Un-