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Wholehearted Living

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Enjoy Your Life

I recently got my second dose of the Moderna vaccine. The process at the hospital was smooth and the nurse who gave me the shot had probably given thousands of them by that point. She put the bandage on my arm, and I thanked her for all the work she

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Becoming a Transitional Character

White supremacy, the construct that white people are superior than people of color, is in the air we breathe. And just as much as we can’t see the oxygen we inhale, we can’t see but but breathe in the oppression of white supremacy every single day. The teacher

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The Sons of Hyun Jung Kim Grant

I can’t stop thinking about Randy and his younger brother. I found out about them because Randy launched a GoFundMe for him and his brother after his mother was murdered in Atlanta in the mass shooting two weeks ago. Ever since hearing the news, I’ve been numb, weary,

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Rest in Peace and Power

Soon Chung Park 박순정, age 74 Hyun Jung Grant 김현정, age 51 Sun Cha Kim 김순자 , age 69 Yong Ae Yue 유용애, age 63 Delaina Ashley Yaun, age 33 Paul Andre Michels, age 54 Xiaojie Tan 谭小洁, age 49 Daoyou Feng 冯道友, age 44 Names of people, lives infinitely valuable,

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The Best Book Club in the World

I had a vulnerable conversation with my friend the other day about what it means to own their story. This friend’s been through a lot. So much more than I could ever understand. We’re both Asian, and as Asians we all share a visceral reaction to the idea

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Social Media is Junk Food

Social Media is like a fast food restaurant where your friends hang out all the time. Whenever you go to a restaurant, all the food is free, and you can stay there for as long as you like, but you can’t bring in any outside food or beverages. And

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Gaining Attention with Outrage

I wanted to bring back an essay I shared in April this year because one of the major sources I want to rethink completely is modern media and the news. I attribute much of my sanity and growth during this year to the fact I didn’t have a TV

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The Hopeful Dissent: Remembering RBG

During her 27 years on the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was part of its four-member liberal wing. This meant most of her work was done in dissents, opposing the conservative views of the other judges. In a time when we do not want to risk talking about the unpopular