Today marks the end of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month. And I see that America still doesn’t give a fuck about us, but that’s okay, I guess. After all, we have all been conditioned, by both the media and those who make these rules, that if you’re Asian, in particular, in America, that you […]Read more "Being Asian/Pacific Islander in America"
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. But we don’t need awareness. We need mental health acceptance. The media shares more than enough stories about famous people’s struggles with mental health and, otherwise, often conflates mental illness with bigotry (e.g. mass shootings perpetrated by white supremacists are often whitewashed in the name of “mental health”). We […]Read more "On Mental Health"
What does a brown, disabled, working-class man have in common with a wealthy, white woman like Ellen DeGeneres? We’re both gay and will never again apologize for speaking our truths. Furthermore, Ellen helped me come out. I remember that during the third grade, I was watching Ellen after school at my family’s Pinoy specialty food […]Read more "How Ellen Helped Me Come Out"