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A History of Complicity (spoken word poem)

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A spoken word poem to help audiences understand systemic racism. This comes amidst the labeling of the Coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” which has led to increased violence and xenophobia targetting Chinese and Asians in the U.S and worldwide.

A History of Complicity:

You think I’m diseased, uncouth, the enemy,

but have you looked in the mirror,

or deeper into your psyche?

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Racializing the Coronavirus: How President Trump’s Description of it as the “Chinese” Virus validates racial hatred.

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This past week, President Trump doubled down on his description of the Coronavirus by calling it the “Chinese” Virus for two straight days at the White House coronavirus task force’s daily news briefing.  Trump defended the term by saying, “It’s not racist at all.  No, not at all.  It comes from China, that’s why.  It comes from China.  I want to be accurate”.  

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How to Declaw your Asian Tiger Parents: 10 Easy Steps to keep them at Bay.

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Asian parents can be strict, overbearing, critical, or unloving due to the need to uphold cultural honor, despite the impact on their children.

This stereotypical style of strict parenting became notoriously or pejoratively known as “tiger parenting” from Amy Chua’s best-selling book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. In it, she describes how her parenting style, learned from her childhood experiences with her own parents, fostered what she considered a “better” way to raise children compared to Western or American standards.

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Trauma & Transgender Identity: How Trauma impacts Gender Identity

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Which pronoun do you identify with?  He, she, or they?  Questions like these now permeate schools, colleges and the workplace as a means to create a sense of safety, affirmation, and equality for those who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming.

It coincides as more and more youth in recent years are identifying as transgender or non-conforming (i.e. not identifying with the gender they were born with).  A study by UCLA in 2017 estimates 150,000 youth ages 13 to 17 identify as transgender in the United States.

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Ways in Which Travel Influences your MindSet

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Written by blogger Betty White.

Photo by Dariusz Sankowski on Unsplash

All over the world, in the 21st century – people lead an incredible and unprecedented variety of different lifestyles. This contemporary era of technology and a globalized economy has allowed us a hitherto unimaginable level of diversity and choice when it comes to our personal lives. And yet, as individually different as we are; there are still some common traits that bind us all together. 

For instance – most people like to travel. If you’re someone who does, you’ll find yourself agreeing with most of what I’ll go over here. And if you’re not a budding traveler already – I’m here to change your mind! 

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