Discussing politics.

My housemate and I were discussing the political status of Asian Americans in comparison to African Americans’ last night…and TT decided to offer her view: Me: Black folks in fact constitute the majority of the city, and so they can amplify their voices and galvanize movements in ways that are more politically impactful. Asian AmericansContinue reading “Discussing politics.”

Dear Asian People

Dear Asian people: I hear a lot about “what can we do to help.” So, here are my 2 cents: 1. Know our common struggles as well as differences. While Asian Americans do experience interpersonal racism on a daily basis (e.g. discrimination, micro-aggressions) and some of us have carried the painful history of institutional racismContinue reading “Dear Asian People”

For Asians, Normalizing Mental Health Is More Than Raising Awareness

How intergenerational trauma, family conflicts, and racism block us from healing Most recently, I was tasked with creating a community program that provides mental health care for and addresses the impact of racism/xenophobia and COVID-19 on the Chinese immigrant families in the city. For the past two months as everyone scrambled to find and adjustContinue reading “For Asians, Normalizing Mental Health Is More Than Raising Awareness”

Birthday Present During Corona Virus Time

T’s aunt: Do you want to come over to my house to play?T: Yes! But we have to wait until corona virus time is over.T’s aunt: Ok! I’ll buy you a present when corona virus time is over, ok?T: Do you have a face mask?T’s aunt: Yes.T: Oh! Then you can go outside and youContinue reading “Birthday Present During Corona Virus Time”

How to Boost Student Engagement on Zoom

Student engagement is one of the most important elements for successful teaching and learning. An engaged classroom promotes active learning, critical thinking, and knowledge retainment. When the majority (or even a good chunk) of students are engaged, they co-create a positive learning environment where students not only engage with the materials, but also help supportContinue reading “How to Boost Student Engagement on Zoom”

Social Distancing

Me: We need to practice social distancing now so that might mean you can’t go to your friend’s house. T: How about she comes to my house? Me: Not really. T: Then how can I have friends?! I can’t go to their house and they can’t go to my house! I will have no friends!Continue reading “Social Distancing”