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Counseling amidst the Coronavirus: While video sessions are good, nothing can replace face-to-face sessions.

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After nearly two months of being locked down and tucked away in my home office, I finally saw my first client in-person this week.  While some clients are more cautious and have no issues with teletherapy, others have been asking if they could see me in-person.

So with a few safety adjustments to my office (mainly ensuring 6 feet of distance between us, requiring hand-washing of clients, etc.), I re-opened with little fanfare.  But what was noticeable was how alive, energized, and rejuvenated I felt compared to the endless Zoom sessions I’ve been accustomed to that left me emotionally and physically drained, depleted, and exhausted.

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Jogging while Black: The killing of Ahmaud Arbery exemplifies systemic racism in our society.

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The video will make you cringe in horror.  25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery is seen jogging on February 23rd near Brunswick, Georgia. He is confronted by two white men, Travis McMichael, 34, and his father, Gregory McMichael, 64, blocking the road with a truck.  As Arbery tries to run around the truck, he is grabbed by one of the men and shortly thereafter you hear two gunshots, leaving him dead on the ground.

The killing occurred nearly 3 months ago but neither of the two men was arrested until camera video was released last week.  Both were charged with murder and aggravated assault, two days after the graphic video of the shooting of Arbery became public.

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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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