What’s often touted as Asian privilege is racist participation. Upholding White supremacy is not a privilege but a crime that sometimes rewards us.
We must root out all narcissism from our society, repair inter- and intra-community trauma, and rebuild systems that enable our most vulnerable to thrive. Without it, we will always have hate, theft, violence, and escapism.
How a Japanese internment camp survivor unexpectedly validated my Korean adoptee pain.
Practicing Radical Acceptance we let go of the idea that it’s our job to prove our worth as humans; to change who we are, or how we’re perceived.
Some like to pretend light-skinned East Asians are The Other White Meat, and we’re supposed to happily act out the facade. In truth, Asians in the West have little political power, the greatest income gap, and have always been targets for under-reported social violence.
Dying alone is a fear shared by many during the influx of COVID-19. But for adoptees like me, it circles back to an anxiety woven into my fabric when I was born.
There’s a certain type of White folk who refer to themselves as the Good Ones. Those words are tossed on like a cape meant to magically conceal and absolve racism.