Why I Stand With Planned Parenthood as an Asian American Woman

The efforts to defund Planned Parenthood aren't just misguided, they unfairly target women of color....more

Dr. Chun spearheads 2014 Asian Festival in Charlotte

IT was entertaining to look at the leader who started the Asian festival 14 years in the Carolinas dancing up a storm yesterday.Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun of Chun Industries whose businesses include the Asian Herald was dancing to Silver Moon Rising's rendition of that classic disco song “I Will Survive” inside a makeshift building along with many others....more

Dear Graffiti Artist David Choe: "Yes With Her Eyes" Is Rape

Trigger alert: This post contains a graphic description of non-consensual sex. On his podcast, DVDASA, graffiti artist David Choe recounted his latest “sexual conquest”—one that sounds disturbingly close to rape, whether or not it was a made-up story....more
Thank you, all, for your comments! (Sorry I missed them -- still getting used to BlogHer!)more

Asian Pride and Our Heavenly Citizenship

"Do you like being an Asian, Meg?" I asked my preteen daughter as we enjoyed Japanese-style hot pot dish shabu shabu at a hip restaurant in town. All of the workers are Asian -- Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, or some sort of a mix -- although they probably all primarily speak English. More importantly, they are attractive young men and women wearing stylish jeans and t-shirts with the restaurant's equally stylish logo. The decor is decidedly Euro-modern sleek, and so is the background music....more
 @the.me.i.be Hooray for downed barriers!more

Bitter Reaction to Study on Black and Asian Women's Tolerance for Racism

[Editor’s Note: Every once in a while, a study comes out that makes you wonder, “What were they thinking?” Contributing Editor Laina Dawes and I are trying to wrap our minds around a recent report involving Black and Asian women, a Confederate, and a pile of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. And no, it’s not a joke. Read on to find out more... --Grace]...more
IMO, the researcher has to pinpoint which part of Asia were the researched women came from. Some ...more

Depression Knows No Race or Religion

May marked my one-year anniversary on vitamin L, and it's finally time to talk about it. I am Asian American and Christian, struggling with anxiety and clinical depression, and I take vitamin L - or Lexapro to be exact - to treat it. It's been one year since I decided enough was enough. I was tired of being tired. Tired of being sad. Tired of always feeling on edge about almost anything. ...more
I really agree that depression is not something to be swallowed as inevitable suffering. I have ...more

Racists in the Crib

Babies are hard wired to notice difference. Millennia ago, Difference Mattered.  A Lot. Difference could mean "Hey, you aren't part of my tribe and therefore, you are dangerous and possibly fatal to me, if nothing else you are competing for the food/shelter/reproductive rights that I am trying to preserve!" ...more
The problem with your post is you assume that only whites are capable of racism. If you are ...more