If you've been watching the news at all in the past week, you know what's happening in Afghanistan. If you haven't, it is heartbreaking. The United States made the decision to pull all our troops out and bring them home, leaving the Afghanistans, including our allies that have been helping the war effort, to fend … Continue reading Erased from the Narrative
Last week, 8 women of Asian descent were the targets of a hate crime in Atlanta, Georgia. While horrifying, xenophobia and discrimination against Asians is not a new phenomenon. It is deeply embedded in the history of our country. It was even written into the very laws of our land. The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act … Continue reading Standing Against Asian American Hate Crimes
Recently, I was introduced to the concept of a "fascist aesthetic." I first read about it in an article by Stassa Edwards called, "The Triumphs of Fascist Aesthetics." The author discusses how imagery and visuals have been injected into politics to give rise to fascism, but don't take my word for it. Read it for … Continue reading Fascist Aesthetics
I came across these photos from the Capitol the other day. They speak for themselves. But as you look at them, I urge you to think about what brought our country to this point. How did we get here? And then think about how we can come back.
Last week, an unprecedented terrorist attack on the Capitol took place. It was an attack on our Constitutional structures, and it was an attack on our government by the people, of the people, and for the people. In my entire life, I have never felt the fear for the state of our democracy that I … Continue reading Attack on Democracy
Over the past few weeks, a lot has gone down. Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin sparked protests after he was captured on video brutally killing an unarmed black man named George Floyd. Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, despite Floyd pleading that he couldn't breathe. Even when Mr. Floyd fell unconscious … Continue reading Where I Stand