“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.”
“I came out of the closet as a gay man when I was 16, but I came out of the closet as a black man when I was born.”
Time in quarantine feels nonsensical. How can we infuse meaning back into our days– and reclaim our 2020?
“These past three weeks really have been a whirlwind, and it seems like it’s gonna continue to be so. Just about three weeks ago, around Mardi Gras time in New Orleans, covid-19 cases in S. Korea was skyrocketing.”
As a person who could always rely on me, I suddenly saw my unreliability for what it was. I had become unstable, and the reality of it slapped me hard across the face.