11 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

TEDTalk – Redefining “Model Minority”

I was tired of being the exception to the rule. So I decided to flip the rule on its head. Video here. Alas, my speech was cut short by two minutes due to the usual extenuating circumstances (sorry person of color, you’ve spoke long enough), so here is the full text. Enjoy.

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22 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Coming out in the New York Times

“Get in line!” I am told. This is quite ironic since “getting in line” is precisely what made me an “illegal alien.” I was brought here legally on an F-2 student visa from Fiji when I was 14 and was legally here until I graduated from high school and wanted to attend college. At 17, […]

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07 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

B-I-T-C-H – A Personal Statement on International Women's Day

“You are an AAPI. But you are not a model minority. You talk back. And, you are queer.” And I am also a womyn, which matters a whole lot. Lets set aside those dry, boring intellectual blog posts for a moment. How do you get someone to ‘obey’ norms when she has never been considered […]

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