I Am American [GUEST POST]

    Empowerment, Opinion

    It's Independence Day here in the United States of America! For today's post I knew I wanted it to be about what it means to be an American. Then I realized with the political and cultural climate here these days that I wanted to highlight a very special story of someone who spent over a decade in the US before deciding to become a US citizen. Today, I share the story of my very own mom.

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    9 Mistakes I've Made with my Feminism

    Empowerment, Opinion

    I've come a long way since I proclaimed myself as a feminist. Or, put another way, since I discovered I was feminist. I would consider myself a bad feminist because in that self-awareness and learning, I've made mistakes. I've made assumptions due to my frustrations and biases. The unlearning is just beginning, but I hope these mistakes I share will help you on your journey to self-empowerment.

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    Biggest Myths of Your 20's to Unlearn

    Empowerment, Opinion

    Today I enter the last year of my 20's. My 20's had a whole lot of changes and a lot of things that I thought were identity that turned out were toxic. I had a lot of burn out and growth, and now that I'm reaching the 29 I'm starting to feel like the 30's are really going to be my prime. Not what you thought you'd hear from someone finishing her 20's? I'm here to bust some myths you may have heard about this decade of your life.

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    Thoughts On Not-A-Motherhood

    Empowerment, Opinion

    As a 28-going-on-29-year-old woman, there are two things society puts a lot of pressure on having in my life: marriage and kids. From social media FOMO, living in a neighborhood surrounded by families, and most recently becoming a Tita (aunt, in the Philippines) it's really easy to feel that I am missing out on what I've been conditioned to think is an essential component of womanhood. In today's article, I unpack my (potentially problematic) thoughts on not-a-motherhood.

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    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.

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