Brown Girl: Decolonized

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The Politics of API Women Sisterhood Building

I am all too familiar with the sense of competition that can arise among Asian women. One of my favorite Filipina studies/feminist theorists, Dr. Allyson Goce Tintiangco-Cubales, describes this competition between Asian women (Filipinas specifically within her writing) as the “Mall of Downness” a belief that Asian women have an inherent sense of competition against one another due to the fact that we have not established a structure of sisterhood to bring us together.

An example that continues to arise for me, especially as of lately, has been occurring in the form of the workplace. 

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Self-Love Sunday: Staying Focused On Priorities

I am notorious for taking on too many projects at the same time. It’s the downfall of having a lot of diverse interests. Whether it’s a creative project that seeks to just create something because I was inspired one day, or it’s a project that’s related to work, then you will find me taking on everything. 

it’s a good and bad problem to have, I think. I’m passionate, so it means that you can count on me to see things through. It also means that I get little sleep and will work at odd hours of the day, every day. 

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Sometimes we don’t need words. Rather, it’s words that need us. If we were no longer here, words would lose their whole function. They would end up as words that are never spoken, and words that aren’t spoken are no longer words.

Haruki Murakami