Dear Brother, You have told me many, many times–and I’m sure you’ll tell me again–that you are not an activist. You wear the shirts I buy you, and you welcome the book recommendations, but you refuse to clothe yourself in the word “activist.” You refuse to burden yourself with this label. I see where you … Continue reading Dear Brother: You Too Are an Activist
Part one of this series (Queer Asian American Christianity: Refusal, Resistance, and Resurrection) can be found here. Artwork: EXPECT RESISTANCE by Raychelle Duazo RESISTANCE When marginalized communities engage in the prophetic and courageous act of truth-telling, we inherently expose, interrupt, and refuse the current order of things. Our testimonies of love, loss, grief, and God … Continue reading Queer Asian American Christianity: Refusal, Resistance, and Resurrection (Part 2)
Not even five minutes upon pulling into the campground, there was a middle-aged white woman yelling at us. We passed by this woman and her group in what seemed like slow motion. She all but banged on our windows as she peered inside, yelling angrily into our vehicle. I couldn’t help but wonder if on … Continue reading Camping While Black: We Out Here
I was standing in line at the airport security point, coming back from the Salt Collective’s weekend away in San Diego, and I got to chatting with the men in line in front of me who were in town for an international psychiatry conference. We were trying to figure out which line was the fastest … Continue reading If You’re Waiting to Be Calm…
Whether I have a little or a lot, I don’t worry about my circumstances because I know that as long as I pray and turn it over to God that everything will always be ok.
Trigger (n): a stimulus such as a smell, sound, or sight that gives rise to feelings of trauma. I hate the local news. I hate learning stories of muggings and car crashes that happen in my city or in the cities of people I love. I hate turning on the television to see shocking headline after … Continue reading Avoidance vs. Self-Care: The Ethics of Trigger Warnings