Consciousness around how our identities shape our political views and values is necessary in understanding how we show up in the world.
Also, just an FYI of how real this feels - I can be excited to finally have a woman of color as a VP and also critical of her politics. Two truths can exist at the same time, similar to how I am a person with contractions and complexities. For those who identify as AAPI, how do we use this moment of celebration and tension to create spaces to further the the critical conversations we need to have about being AAPI in the U.S. in this current moment? And as our role as settlers on occupied land?
Joe Biden Announces Kamala Harris As His Pick For Vice President!
On Tuesday (August 11), Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden announced California senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris, the former Attorney General for California, would be the first Black woman named to a major party’s Presidential ticket and would be the first female Vice President if Biden is elected in November.
Do you think there will ever be a candidate who is truly pro-life from the womb to the tomb for all of human life, too conservative for progressives & too progressive for conservatives, & not Republican/Democrat/Libertarian who might have a chance to win the presidency one day? Would love your thoughts! I think there can be but I don’t believe the candidate will have an actually chance to win due to the extremes views many flock to.
In this week's TMT episode, Janet and Brian go deep into talking about ideas around forgiveness when it comes to dealing with immigrant parents. In this story, a 30+ year old posted about being raised by neglectful and abusive parents, who then, as an adult, distanced themselves for 7 years only to return to find that nothing has changed.⠀
Many Asian-Americans see how they “should have been raised,” under a westernized lens of what a loving and supportive family looks like. Janet and Brian go on to explain what this looks like in their individual experiences, While also explaining that even for them there are still past events that they continue to struggle with. It makes it easier to forgive when you are able to empathize with the people who need to be forgiven.⠀
Forgiving people can be especially difficult when the people that you need to forgive don't even realize that they have done anything wrong, but there is a secret to this. The secret is that forgiveness is not something that you give two other people it's something that you give to yourself.⠀
Find the K-Town Rumble podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, etc. Also, link in bio. Episodes every Sunday and Tuesday.⠀
Anoche soñé que lloraba de aburrimiento jajaja pero esta mañana recordé que no estoy tan aburrida, mi esposo hace que todo sea mejor, él es una excelente compañía y todo un caballero, en nuestro aniversario él preparo langosta para cenar y puso una linda mesa con vino y toda la cosa 🤍 yo me puse otra vez mi vestido de novia y tuvimos un hermoso y romántico tiempo juntos... 👰🏼🤵🏻💕 En estos tiempos difíciles tenemos que ser creativos para que la chispa y la espontaneidad se mantengan constantes! Dennos más ideas que se nos están acabando! 😅😂 Como le hacen para no aburrirse en cuarentena??
Another successful day providing clean drinking water to 2,000+ Migrants and Asylum-Seekers at the Southern Border in Matamoros, Mexico! We’re providing more clean drinking water tomorrow. Please pray for us and consider sponsoring a family! These families deserve it! We have 160 families sponsored but we NEED 500 families sponsored. Clean water keeps them hydrated and clean during COVID-19. Sponsor a family with clean drinking water here for $7 a month by clicking on the link in our BIO! Gracias!
📍 Brazil 🇧🇷, Peru 🇵🇫, Costa Rica 🇨🇷, mexique 🇲🇽 😍❤️
. The impossible is not Moroccan 🇲🇦😍
. The young Moroccan 🇲🇦 who travelled through several countries without a visa. He risked his life to realize his dream And he's still fighting for it. 💪🏻💪🏻
المستحيل ليس مغربياً 🇲🇦😍
الشاب المغربي الذي سافر عبر عدة بلدان بدون تأشيرة، خاطر بحياته من أجل تحقيق حلمه. و مازال يقاتل من أجل هذا 💪🏻💪🏻.
من مغربي لأخيه ♥️ good Luck bro
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Cambrón (@ycambron) is an artist, activist, and public speaker, born in Michoacán, México & raised in Atlanta. Cambrón’s artwork focuses on celebrating the contributions and resilience of immigrants.
“We are surrounded by that criminalization of our humanity and our identities. I think my job as an activist is to push back on that and to remind us that we do have power, that we are deserving of dignity and of humanity.”
Where are all the HR professionals in the house? Another edition of trailblazers is here and specially dedicated to you!!! @notiacs is a phenomenal HR professional who also migrated recently and is blazing the trail in her field...Please click link in bio to read her experience. You definitely need a notepad and pen to take some📝. Remember I said these are not “aspire to perspire” kind of discussions, these are real life experiences! Feel free to ask questions, like, comment and most importantly share with people who would need this most...an HR professional could be on your timeline so please share this information with them👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 If you want to read from someone in your specific field, send me a DM and also anticipate the next trailblazer 👌🏼👌🏼Thanks @notiacs for your time and for pouring out yourself🤗😘 #diary#diaryofacanadianimmigrant#hr#hrprofessionals#newcomer#immigrant#jobsearch#trailblazer
American Born Chinese follows three parallel story lines:
👲Jin Wang just wants to fit in, but when he moves to a place where he is the only Chinese kid, he becomes a target for ridicule.
🐒The Monkey King does his best to be accepted by other Gods - he starts wearing shoes, masters Kung fu....only to be told he will always just be a monkey.
🎬Chin-Kee is basically "Annyong" in Arrested Development. He is every negative Chinese stereotype in one character. He comes to visit his white cousin Danny once a year, emasculating him by association each time.
What these three stories unfold then come together in this graphic novel that explores what it means to come of age as a first generation Chinese kid in the 'burbs of America. While I'm not Chinese, the story spoke to me as a first generation Asian kid.
#qotd - is there anything you were picked on as a kid about that you are proud of now?
I'll start! I was always picked on for having coconut oil on my skin, a faint herbal smell to me (it was shikakai shampoo), and turmeric remnants on my hands, which are all common beauty ingredients in Indian households. Now, I see Sephora and other white indie brands selling the same things at huge upmarks in price, and people eating it up!
داستان عجیبی دارد زندگی آدمی!
بچه که بودیم تمام آخر هفته ها بابا میبردمون پارک ساعی یا ملت یا چند باری شهربازی(من و صادق خیلی طرفدار شهر بازی نبودیم) و یا پیک نیک در پارک جنگلی سرخه حصار، چندباری کاخ نیاوران و کنسرت سنتی کاخ سعدآباد ، یا کتابفروش های مختلف تهران و من که دست رو هر کتابی میزاشتم با خوشحالی خریده میشد و باز به کتاب های بابا هم سرک میکشیدم. ما که بزرگتر شدیم و بابا کم حوصله تر برای راه و ترافیک تمام جمعه ها ناهار میرفتیم رستوران های لب رودخانه، جاجرود، فشم، میگون و من فقط ماهی سوخاری کنار رودخانه رو دوست داشتم(قبل از ویلاسازی های اون منطقه و ترافیک ظهر جمعه ش). حالا ما، من و صادق که این ماه سی و پنج ساله میشه آنقدر بزرگ شدیم که خودمون باورمون نمیشه مخصوصا وقت هایی که دوتایی رو صندلی عقب ماشین بابا میشینیم. و بابا دیگه حوصله ی راه و ترافیک رو نداره. و حالا من هربار هرجای سبز و آروم و دیدنی که میرم، هر قاب منظره ی زیبایی که میبینم، هر خیابان قدیمی که قدم میزنم و هر غذای جدیدی که امتحان میکنم به این فکر میکنم که باید یه روزی همه این هارو با بابا بیام و بهش نشون بدم.
داستان عجیبی است زندگی آدمی! @sadegh_ebrahimi @hassanebrahimi1336 #مهاجرت#زندگی_ادامه_دارد#خانواده#پدر_مادر#پدر_دختری#لندن#سال_کرونا#کودکانه#زندگی_در _لندن #immigration#london_lifestyle#dadsdaughter#family#childhoodmemories#lifeisgoingon#immigrant#UkLifestyle
29 5008 August, 2020
As this page grows, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself ❤️
My name is T, I’m a Washington, D.C. based home chef and spice blend expert. I was born and raised in Yaoundé, Cameroon and moved to America in the late 90s. Since then, I’ve lived around the States and the world. I’ve been cooking for as long as I can remember, having learned from my Mom (an old school African woman who cooks from her soul) and my uncle (a classically trained French chef and former executive chef of many DC restaurants) so food is truly in my blood and soul. Additionally, I’m a Cancer so I’m all about nurturing and taking care of people! I want this page to feel like home when folks visit it or when they eat my food or use my blends, to experience the love I pour into my content and products. I’ll be doing a Q&A in my stories so you all can ask me more and get to know me better! Can’t wait to chat with everyone ❤️ #seasonedbyte
21 17910 August, 2020
Today is the 8th anniversary of becoming a naturalized citizen 🇺🇸
Every year I post this as I will forever be thankful to those who gave me an opportunity as a first generation immigrant.
As the first in my family to go to college (graduate twice), venture into tech, and start a business.
Immigration is the foundation upon which this nation is built and believe that everybody deserves the opportunity to succeed and make a better life for themselves.
Please exercise your privilege to vote, it’s the single most important action you can be part of.