This visual poetry project is dedicated to the victims of the Pulse massacre who lost their lives during a simple night out with loved ones and strangers, forever embedded and united in history on that tragic night. On June 12, 2016, a horrific attack on the Queer and Trans communities took place at Pulse Nightclub […]Read more "Pulse"
Tomorrow will be a sad day. This is the day that one of the greatest Presidents to have reigned over these United States will no longer be our President. President Barack Hussein Obama is why: we have marriage equality, many more Americans have healthcare, many of us will now aspire, our economy is actually growing […]Read more "Thank you President Obama. Fuck you Trump."
It does not exist. There’s your answer, there is no such thing as Asian privilege. If there was, then my being Asian would be seen in the same light as someone’s whiteness. I would get job offers, leadership positions, educational opportunities, etc. because of my being Asian. But in reality, that does not happen. Claiming […]Read more "Asian Privilege"
At this point in history, we now have more stateless people in the world more than ever before. Think about it, we have had advances in STEM, in the arts, in our every day lives for many people in the industrialized world. However, for some reason, we still cannot figure out how to make sure […]Read more "#weareone #wearelove #wearehere"
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"
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"