This past Thanksgiving, though I missed my family, I'm thankful for the diversity of food and people at my table who represent what makes this country great. I'm thankful that most Americans still recognize our diversity is our strength. I'm thankful that it allowed first generation Americans to raise children who are happy and able to follow their own paths. I'm thankful that those kids are able to try and make a difference for the better. I'm thankful to be an American while still having the freedom to express my disappointment and sadness in the failings of America. And I'm thankful that you all are doing the same. So I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for being the great people you are!
This one is for all the Asians in the diaspora with "ethnic" or "weird" or "foreign" names. Reclaim it. It can look like a variety of different actions. Putting it on your social media, or your email signature, having your close friends and family call you by your ethnic name, or even just saying it to yourself. You deserve to take up space, and so do your names (all of them).
-AsIAmInspo (and "ethnic name" owner)
3954:46 PM Mar 22, 2018
Sometimes time and space is what is necessary for healing to occur. It can be a painful process...I admit to struggling with it myself. And while it is important to try to heal the roots, the responsibility does not fall only on you.
You're a unicorn! ❤❤❤ (For my birthday I want a unicorn onsie. I want to go to bed and wake up as an Asian unicorn so I can carry that into the day.)
4762:51 PM Mar 14, 2018
Dear Asian American, so often I feel the pressure that because I'm Asian, because of my face and my skin color and my interests, I can't be certain things. Sometimes it's aggressively said. Sometimes it's a subtle put down. I want you to remember, you are growing from this. You are healing from this. And you are creating from this. You're a masterpiece in progress right now. With ❤, AsIAmInspo
4125:05 PM Mar 6, 2018
The past, present, and future can all ground us in different ways. Remember where we came from (the land, the culture, the language, the family). Recognize we are in the here and now. And keep an eye on the future in front of us.