I am brown. I used to call myself "mixed race" but now that I know that race is a construct, it feels like that term is no longer accurate. I am half-Indian, half-Irish, born in Malaysia, raised in Ireland, living in England for nearly 10 years. My mother was white and Irish, my father was… Continue reading I Am Brown.
And so are you. Not consciously. Not willingly. Not intentionally. But we are. As human beings, especially those of us who are white, or white-passing, particularly those of us raised in white dominant countries, we have been raised in racist structures, with a racist view on the world, whether we like it or not. Whether… Continue reading I’m racist.
It's 2020, and we are somehow still fighting racism. I say "we", but I am new to this anti-racism game, and I know I have a lot to learn. So as difficult as it has been for the last few weeks, I can only imagine how hard it has been for everyone doing the work… Continue reading Making Our Anti-Racism Journeys Sustainable
I was nervous reading Glennon Doyle's Untamed, knowing how powerful and life-changing her experiences have been, and fully aware that once I have seen the truth, I cannot unsee it. I was afraid that my nice, comfortable life could get turned upside down once she held a mirror up to it. But, Glennon's words didn't… Continue reading Finally Feeling Free
(otherwise known as "setting boundaries to make your anti-racism journey less painful and more sustainable!") Because we can't always be as calm and collected as we would like to be, here are some useful phrases to repeat to yourself when your Anti-Racism journey gets challenging: I am not responsible for every a$$hole on the internet.… Continue reading Mantras for Managing Racism