Hana Jackson opens up about the beauty in the Japanese collectivism, and what she likes and dislikes about US sensitivity culture.
Miriam began to tell me her story, how she immigrated into the United States as a married woman and struggled to find self-worth in her emotionally abusive marriage. The process of leaving was coupled with learning that she was worthy of good treatment, a belief she was not raised to embody.
“We need humanities students in the professional world to counterbalance the people who are there pretending to know.”
When turning ideas into change, remember: “Professional development is commonly like an S-track and not a straight line.”
“You have centralized something in your life, whether or not you know it. Let’s figure out what that is.”
“If I had to answer, ‘What am I?’, however, I would say I am American. I am this melting pot of values and cultures, and I now know that I do not have to choose between these things to know who I am.”
“Does it change the conversation if you know what Asian I am? It seems like a filler question that other people ask, but cannot relate to the answer. And I cannot flip the question onto them.”
“If you are human, you cannot watch someone murdered before your eyes and not feel some sort of compassion or empathy.”
“I think that the beautiful part about learning is that once you equip yourself with the truth, the truth makes you move differently and it challenges you to be different.”
“The Prime Minister talks about bridging the gender gap, but for normal women, he has done nothing.”