Resource Roundup: Protesting, Action Beyond the Streets, and Responsible Allyship

I'll be perfectly honest: In light of recent events, my first inclination was to update a reading list I collected back in 2016 regarding racism, police brutality, and historical amnesia. But then, a friend of mine reposted this statement from author Rebekah Borucki on her Instagram, and I realized this was not an appropriate response. … Continue reading Resource Roundup: Protesting, Action Beyond the Streets, and Responsible Allyship

Think Piece Roundup: Marie Kondo and The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I'm fascinated by America's current fixation with Marie Kondo. I've been familiar with the KonMari method for years now, from an old boss who eagerly anticipated getting their hands on the English translation of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up back in 2014. And though I had an inkling that Kondo's gentle, thoughtful approach to organization … Continue reading Think Piece Roundup: Marie Kondo and The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Think Piece Roundup: Crazy Rich Asians

For the record: I loved the film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel. I’m a self-professed romantic comedy junkie who frequently gets suckered into watching any movie even remotely resembling the genre. On top of that, I’m an Asian American constantly tip-toeing the line between being “too Asian” in some contexts and “not Asian enough” in others. … Continue reading Think Piece Roundup: Crazy Rich Asians

Think Piece Roundup: This Is America

CW: Video contains graphic violence. ICYMI—Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover) dropped a new track last week, and its accompanying music video has driven the internet’s think piece generator into overdrive. With the video’s overt political themes, surrealist—if extremely violent—imagery, and over 107 million YouTube views and counting, it comes as no surprise that a lot … Continue reading Think Piece Roundup: This Is America