I Was in Therapy for a Year During the Pandemic – Here’s Some of What I Learned

It was a fairly easy decision to start therapy. At the time I was still working for Starbucks, and the pandemic had just started. Business were starting to close and the news reports of Asian hate crimes began to sky rocket. While most of my peers groaned over the thought of having nothing to do, …

Face Value – the End Game for the Model Minority Myth

In the latest move to shift and break the ties that hold Asian Americans to the myth of being the perfect minority, hiding our struggles with racism and poverty in America, Alan Z and noted rapper and activist Jason Chu have made the big move in their latest collaborative work titled Face Value. 

The Virtual Connection: Our Harmful and Helpful Connection to Influencers (The Return of Eugenia Cooney)

YouTuber Shane Dawson released a new docu-series on his YouTube channel. While the topic he dove into may be a mystery for the newer viewers, those of us who were integrated into the vlogging and blogging community earlier in life are mildly familiar or at least familiar with the person Shane had in this new …

An Open Letter to the Non-Asian Owners of Asian Restaurants,

There are two things that this world can agree on: People deserve credit for what they’ve rightfully accomplished and created. If you have achieved something that is life-changing or moving, your name deserves to be tied to it. The second: We hate false advertisements. It’s no secret that there have been some stirring articles swimming …

To the people who don’t understand the “hype” around BTS and their success in America,

People are obsessed with the idea of an underdog succeeding - that’s just the way it’s always been. Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen - they all started out on Youtube, and now they are household names. They were talent under our noses, and they deserved their spotlight. So, when they finally had the …