Writer. Conspirator. Communications Strategist. Essays appear in Reappropriate, Seattle Magazine, Pleiades, Waxwing and others.
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Finally got to see Roma tonight and in the best way possible - with a room full of people fighting for dignity and labor rights for domestic workers. I was feeling pretty down today but the movie, the domestic worker leaders, the high road employers, and our beloved women of color elected officials @repjayapal and @cmtmosqueda are enough to not only lift spirits, but to move mountains toward justice. Adelante Isulong Onward toward Seattle’s Domestic Workers Standards board—the first in the country, and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights being introduced by Rep. Jayapal and Rep. Harris next month. #romamovie @romacuaron #cleo #domesticworkers @domesticworkers #casalatina #washingtoncan #handinhand #highroademployers #dignity #standardsboard
Ive got a new book review up at Slag Glass City of “We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet” by @ejrdavidphd - thus book means a lot to me because it’s one of the only nonfiction books I know of (in addition to the work of @lenystrobel) that deals with historical trauma from a Filipinx perspective. Link to review in bio. #historicaltrauma #aces #ancestors #collectivehealing #colonization #cPTSD #decolonization #Filipinas #Filipinx #firstnations #healthdisparities #inheritedtrauma #intergenerationaltrauma #KotukonaAthabascan #NativeAlaskans #NativeAmericans #oppression #Pinayism #Peminism #Pinays #psychology #racism #roots #soulwound
Best way to spend Valentine’s day: raising money for reproductive justice ✊🏽 The Labor of Love luncheon for Open Arms Perinatal Services was one of the best fundraisers Ive ever been too cuz women of color doulas are inspiring as hell. And so is @angelagarbes who keynoted the event and reminded us that Labors of Love are still Labor: “though doulas do the work for the love of it no one client or provider should have to choose between love and financial security. So until we have universal health care, robust family leave policies, and while Im dreaming living wages for domestic workers and a guaranteed basic income for all we’ll continue to do exactly what we do every day: we make it work” Love to all the women and trans and nonbinary people of color out there birthing and doulaing and nursing and midwifing and care working and making it work - happy V day soldiers of love! 💜💖🧡💙💚💖🖤
I know how to pick a partner who can COOK. Saturday night date night dinner in with the little watching a movie. Thanks @juan21stcentury! (2nd pic in case you think we actually that fancy)
Asians for Black Lives on MLK day and every day (shirt H/T @18millionrising ). Its worth remembering that toward the end of his too short life MLK was radicalizing his views toward an internationalist analysis of the intersections of racism classism and militarization, and that toward the end of his too short life Malcolm X told Coretta Scott King that he hoped his own politics gave MLK more cover to gain support for civil rights. The project of a multiracial united front for Black freedom and racial justice is ongoing....Isulong! . . . #MLKday #martinlutherking #civilrights #BlackFreedom #BlasianUnity #MalcolmX #YuriKochiyama #multiracialunity #18mr #18millionrising
mission accomplished part 1: blackened Oregon oysters on the Oregon coast
Im late to the game but I needed a break so here it is: 2008 v 2018. Different decade, same clashing colors. And waxstick glasses to hide the eyebags. Also apparently I haven’t grown up #tenyearchallenge #agingchallenge #howharddidaginghityouchallenge #some thingsdontchange #myteetharentthatwhiteanymore
Im reading from my book-in-progress tomorrow at Phinney Books for the Process Reading Series - Tuesday January 8th at 7pm. It’s a reading series geared toward talking about the nuts and bolts and glitter and rainbows of craft. Thank you to @misdonnacolta for the invite!
Halfmast at the National African American Museum seems appropriate at all times to honor all the Black men women children and GNC people who have died at the hands of slavers police vigilantes and the institutions that feed them-not just for dead presidents. Got to see the museum a few days before the shutdown and it is stunning. #latepost #nationalafricanamericanmuseum #adjaye #freelon #richardhunt #swinglow #idabwells #jamesbaldwin