A curated collection of AAPI voices and my own essays.
I haven’t been able to stop thinking about my last piece (Let me tell you why teachers are quitting). There’s nothing more frustrating than being able to identify a problem with a system and being unable to come up with a viable solution. And then it hit me. The problem with how this year is […]
Race is a social construct. This idea is one that society is still struggling to grasp. As Bill Nye once shared on an episode of his TV show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy”, cows are not affected by their colors because they are not aware of the implication of the colors of their hide. So […]
Women want to be Mindy Kaling’s best friend. This is an actual problem in her life. Fans approach her in airports to solicit not just a photo but companionship. Read here: https://time.com/collection/time100-companies-2022/6159385/mindy-kaling-production-company-interview/
by Joan King During a time in which there was an increased awareness of the Model Minority Myth, this film’s timing was unfortunate. Feeding the sentiment, “Asians are doing great in this country,” the film reestablished the American idea that Asians are not subject to racism, are experiencing career successes, and enjoying an abundance of […]
The following were my notes from Cornell University’s Diversity and Inclusion program where I received my certificate of completion. Of all the things I learned from this program, these were the most helpful in the workforce: **** BIAS INTERRUPTER NOTES (FROM PROFESSOR NISHII, CORNELL) *Potential framework for interview process Perceptions of Competence: Counteract negative perceptions […]