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My First Impressions of Elder Scrolls Online (#WritingInspo)

I was asked a little while ago to talk about some of the things that inspire me, my art, and my writing. I was actually planning to start doing so, but then a major moment in the #BlackLivesMatter movement occurred and allyship took the center stage in my life and, therefore, on my blog. As …

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My Rose; (First Written: July 16th, 2018)

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This piece was initially written on July 16th, 2018, the day after having my rose cover-up tattoo done; it was taken down for a while, and then republished on this website on July 15, 2020. CW: mental illness, self-harm, suicidal ideation Remember the good old semicolon tattoo I got done back in July 2015? Well, …

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My Semicolon (First Written: July 1st, 2015)

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This piece was initially written on July 1st, 2015, immediately after having my “semicolon” tattoo done; it was taken down for a while, and then republished on this website on July 15, 2020. CW: mental illness, self-harm, suicidal ideation I remember writing down several ways by which to kill myself when I was only fourteen …

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Southeast Asians for Black Lives: Knowing the Difference Between Colorism and Racism, and Why It Matters (#BLM)

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As Lupita Nyong’o told BBC Newsnight just last year, “[colorism] is the daughter of racism [in] a world that rewards lighter skin over darker skin.” Now, don’t get me wrong; I’ve seen my fellow Southeast Asians doing their best to rally. The issue is that, unfortunately, many of us struggle to think beyond ourselves. This …

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Southeast Asians for Black Lives: Resources for Becoming a Better Brown Ally (#BLM)

Southeast Asians for Black Lives Resources

7 Ways Non-Black PoC Perpetuate Anti-Blackness in Their Communities Why I Stopped Including Blacks in with People of Color George Floyd’s Death: What India Can Learn from Black Lives Matter South Asians in the U.S. Must Support Black Lives Matter, but First Undo Your Own Anti-Blackness My Fellow Asian Americans, We Must Address the Anti-Blackness …

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Petitions [and Social Media] are Actually Effective in a Revolution; Here’s Why

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For anyone who hasn’t heard yet (though you really should have by now), they’re finally reopening the case of Elijah McClain’s murder! Why? Because of all the signatures his petition(s) received! This is wonderful news! However, this is also in direct contradiction to all the rumors floating around that petitions and social media are useless …

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Donate: Black/Black-Inclusive LGBTQIA Funds and Non-Profit Organizations (#BlackLivesMatter)

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LGBTQIA Black/Black-Inclusive Funds Aaliyah Kylie’s Journey Top Surgery for Hunter M Support the Transgender District Fund LGBTQIA Black/Black-Inclusive Non-Profit Organizations The Emergency Release Fund The Black LGBTQIA Therapy Fund The Homeless Black Trans Women Fund The Okra Project The Black Trans Travel Fund U.K. Black Pride The Black Trans Advocacy Coalition Black Trans Men, Inc. …

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“Elizabeth”/”May,” by Kelli Green (A Short Story/Book Review)

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Here’s the thing… I don’t usually read novels. I can’t say I really read more than three in a single year and, as time goes on, I find myself more and more immersed in poetry, lyric essay, critical theory, memoir, and other forms. Something I do read slightly more occasionally, however, is the well-written short …