In this post, I will write about the intersections of privilege, mostly in the personal sense. So as I’ve written about before, I am gay, autistic, and Filipino but the perceptions that society has on me is as a mostly-straight, neurotypical brown man (Filipino history and Latino history in both global history and American history […]Read more "Intersections of Privilege"
Martin Luther King Jr. will be forever remembered for his awe-inspiring “I Have A Dream” speech. Unfortunately, advocacy and activist communities everywhere can be found focused on the negatives. All too often, you will see the use of tragedies, of suffering, and of other such negative imagery in order to purport an agenda. But let’s […]Read more "Martin Had A Dream But I Have A Vision"
I would like to use this post to promote…. wait for it…. wait a little longer…. wait some more….. my network of websites! I know, it’s not as exciting as when I talk about intersectional topics but hear me out. This is important! I do my best to take care of my online presence in […]Read more "My Network Of Sites"
To all the good fathers out there, simply, Happy Father’s Day! That includes you if you’re gay or straight, trans* or cis, no matter what your background is, you are the backbone of society. You make up an important institution in society and you do your best to teach your children well. A good father […]Read more "Happy Father’s Day 2016"
So I’ve just completed BuzzFeed’s “How Privileged Are You?” Quiz and found out (what a shocker) that I’m not privileged according to the quiz creators’ criterion such as “Do you have a student loan?” or “I have never been called a racial slur”. Before I write about how problematic quizzing privilege is, let me state […]Read more "My Privilege (Maybe)"
Happy #autisticprideday everyone! Autistic Pride Day is all about celebrating neurodivergence and the different orientations by which the human brain functions and thinks. Autistics, by and large, are all too often stereotyped, categorized, and grouped as being a homogenous group of people with the commonality of inability. It is true that we are disabled but […]Read more "#autisticprideday"
I will make an exception from my activism/advocacy-charged posts to write a little bit about our mission in life. While some people are meant to be advocates, others are meant to be artists, while others are meant to be lawyers, and others bankers. The truth is that all of us are a little different even […]Read more "Your Life Purpose"
It seems like every single time a tragedy involving a gun occurs in America, people automatically turn to the mental health of the individual. Granted, we have a serious mental health crisis in America wherein the most of the people who are mentally ill in this nation are not getting the help, treatment and government-supported […]Read more "Rant: Erasure and Ableism"
In the United States Constitution, the Fourteenth Amendment states that “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States….” In this post, I will talk about the unfortunate, and unfair, laws and de facto policies that allow for violence like the massacre at […]Read more "Privileges and Immunities"
Yesterday was a tragic day for myself, for the families and the victims affected by the tragedy at Pulse, the LGBTQ community, and the state of American society as a whole. But in this post, I will choose to ignore the public discourse and conversations occurring today as a result of the tragedy that happened […]Read more "Reflections On Yesterday"