Growing Up Asian-American Tag

    Empowerment, Opinion

    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and for today's post I share about a large part of my identity: growing up Filipina American. This post was inspired by a YouTube channel I recently discovered, Vagabond Youth. She posted her video growing up as a Korean American and created a "Growing Up Asian American" Tag with set questions. It spoke so much to where I am now trying to bring the Asian part of my identity out from hibernation.

    [Read more]

    When I Stopped Apologizing for Needing Solitude

    Empowerment, Wellness

    I think of empowerment in a few stages. The first one, is self-awareness. Second, is learning/unlearning about your identity and those around you. Third, is agency to make change. Part of my agency has been asking for the things I want and need. For my introversion and wellness, that's solitude. Here are 6 things that happened when I stopped apologizing for needing solitude.

    [Read more]

    10 Essential Tips for Your First Protest


    Protesting is powerful and inspiring. It's important to speak your truth, share your story, and exercise your right to free speech. A month ago, I had my first protesting experience at the Women's March in New York City. Since the first march, which I did not attend, I knew I wanted to be a part of it this year. And let me tell you - it did not disappoint. I learned so many things I want to share with you, and I hope these tips help whether it's your first of your fiftieth act of resistance.

    [Read more]