New diary comic about finding self-affirmation in less than ideal conditions.
- George Takei on the long history of anti-Asian hate in the US (link)
- Daniel Dae Kim speaking to Congress (link)
- Karen Chee on the Atlanta shootings (link)
I have to learn the importance of loving myself no matter what external messages I get from my environment.
Sandra Oh famously said, "It's an honor to be Asian."
Yes, and now more than ever. Glad to know we are not alone.
#StopAsianHate resources and organizations https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate
Here in Spain a lot of my highschool age friends wish they were Asian. Boys as well as girls say Asians are beautiful.
And I agree. I studied Romance languages (Spanish, French and Italian). At 60 in 3 months' time, I don't think I could manage Japanese or Korean--and Chinese tonals are beyond my aging ears. Not that I could handle them in my teens, because I couldn't! I can't "hear" Chinese at all--by which I mean, distinguish where one word ends and the next starts. Mind you, I couldn't manage Russian when I was 17, and I gave it a couple of months--but I couldn't learn to read.
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