Feminist Book List: Winter Edition

    Empowerment, Lifestyle

    Reading has become my re-found love since moving to New York City. Now that I have the strength to place it on my priority list for mindfulness and wellbeing, I'm excited for a whole new world of opportunities to replenish my cultural bucket. I’ve also been going to different feminist events with insightful panelists and it has opened my eyes to the world of feminist literature. If you’re looking for a list to start with to embrace your feminist empowerment, keep on reading.

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    Books I Read in 2017

    Wellness, Career, Empowerment

    I’ve finally gotten back into the habit of reading. It’s what I do on the train and a little bit right when I get home so I don’t succumb to the black hole that is evening news until I’ve at least finished an extra chapter. I really enjoy the quiet mindfulness that reading affords me. Since half of this year was taken up by residency, I didn’t think I was able to read that much in 2017. However, it turns out there’s a decent number on the list!

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    My Family Planning Journey with Contraception

    Empowerment, Wellness

    Today, I share my contraceptive journey with you on my one-year anniversary of my intrauterine device (IUD) and at the end of a year filled with the government moving backwards by reducing family planning resources and access for women. A woman’s choice and access to family planning means the right to independence and agency. It’s not easy to make these choices with or without government- and culture-imposed barriers.

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    Being "Not That" Asian

    Empowerment, Opinion

    Whenever someone calls me out for being Asian, I immediately get defensive and say, “I’m not THAT Asian.” What does that mean? Is there a spectrum of Asian-ness? Why do I say that? Today, we’ll have a chat about identity by unpacking this thought process in hopes of further embracing the Asian-American intersection.

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    28 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

    Empowerment, Opinion

    I think a lot about the transformations that I’ve had in my 20’s. I go back and forth as to whether the beliefs I have now would have come to fruition on their own, but I don’t think they would have with the same level of passion. So as much as the trials and tribulations were difficult, without them I wouldn’t have known my own strength and potential. In today’s post, I share 28 things I would tell my younger self going through these tough times and uncertainty.

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