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International Women’s Day

March is Endometriosis Awareness month, one of the most painful conditions in the world that effects 190 million women worldwide. Learn more about it here

Here’s to taking up space. Here’s to using exclamation marks in emails without shame. Here’s to loving things so much you can’t not talk about them!!! 🥂 

Feminism isn’t about the ideal of who you should be, or about taking advantage of the opportunities that women before us didn’t have, it’s about doing whatever you want to do because you are able to choose 🎠 

Today, #InternationalWomensDay , is about raising awareness for the fact that SO MANY women still don’t have a choice. So if you do, choose to advocate for all women’s rights, not just those who look like you and share your experiences. But most importantly, choose rest, choose joy, choose looking after yourself 💛

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Include Asians in your Anti-Racism

As a disabled writer, woman, and human being, intersectionality is incredibly important to me. We need to dismantle all systems of oppression, not just one, because they are all interconnected. That’s why I want to talk about the rise in hate crimes against the Asian community right now.

I benefit from Asian cultures in many ways. Whether it is food, films, kpop, products, manga, fashion anime, healthcare, we all benefit from these communities’ work and history.

I eat sushi, dumplings, pho and kimchi. I have Asian family members and friends.
I love Studio Ghibli.
I hope to travel to Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand and more Asian countries one day.

But even if none of this were true, the simple facts are that hate crimes in the Asian community have been rising exponentially, that the representation, particularly of Asian women in the media, is extremely damaging, that these communities have been targeted and blamed and attacked because of ignorance and racism.

You shouldn’t need to benefit from a community to care, you shouldn’t need to have a friend or a family member suffering to speak out, the fact that you are human should be enough to stand up for what is right. I am sick of activism only working as a trend, acting like we only have a small window for change. No. Speak about the issues you care about, always. Not just when it’s a hashtag. NOBODY should have to be scared to go outside.