“My grandma told me to beat anyone’s ass if they tried to stop me from doing what I really love. Because of my grandma and great-grandma, I’ve never doubted that women can do anything.”
Hearing stories of and by people of color is powerful. Breathtaking. A necessity. To start seeing these people—these wonderful, imperfect, beautiful people, as more than just symbols of inaccurate, problematic representation. In The Margins tries to do that every Tuesday.
Look to Our Elders, Listen to the Youth: Important Conversations at the Intergenerational Activism Conference
“Your battle is my battle. Till we recognize that, we’re going to have a real problem.”
“There’s no space in North Carolina to articulate Asian American identities. It was very black and white when I grew up, and continues to be today.”
“With Islamophobia so rampant in this recent election, I wanted to make sure that Bruin Consent Coalition supported survivors of sexual assault from the Muslim community as well as recognize how Islamophobia has limited their access to resources.”
As a woman, I have been socialized to bear the emotional burden of the people I interact with– whether they are complete strangers or people I love and want to support.
I am unbelievably exhausted with people equating the “festival of colours” with our entire existence as a nation. The problem lies in using a festival for its aesthetic appeal, in using a religious celebration as a pretty prop for their artistry.