10. Something worth contemplating from Mindy Tsonas Choi: “What if our goal was not to get bigger, but to do more good? How might that change what we create, how we create it and who we might reach?”
11. My Dog Won’t Stop Sleeping In My Bed So I Had To Get Creative, but not like you think, because this: “You don’t have to be a writer to write. You don’t have to know all the rules to dig a little deeper and solve your own problems. Writing is magic. Critical, creative problem solving is magic. And it’s better than googling our problems and skimming through hardly related articles from six years ago. Which I’ve spent countless hours doing.”
1. what demoralization does to teachers. “Teachers are great. But telling them so isn’t enough. If you value them, act, vote, and speak in a way that evidences that value. They have held a crumbling system together for so long. It’s time to give them relief — and reconsider its construction.”
2. Anti-Asian Violence Resources. “Anti-Asian racism and violent attacks on Asian elderly have only increased in recent months. Since COVID-19 became news in the United States, hate speech and violence against the AAPI community has run rampant. In February 2021, attacks, particularly on elderly Asian Americans, have spiked. Unfortunately, many of these incidents are not being reported and are invisible to major media outlets. We hope to change this by offering the following resources with our community. Please join us in taking action whether it’s by educating yourself and others around you or donating to non-profit organizations.” In related news, Speaking Out Against Anti-Asian Violence.
3. Asian Americans on PBS, “a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.”
17. How Honest Can Demi Lovato Be? on The New York Times. “The singer is opening up about her queerness, her near fatal overdose and her journey to living her truth. ‘I’m ready to feel like myself,’ she said.”
21. What’s Happening in Our Nervous Systems? On Being Podcast. “The light at the end of the COVID tunnel is tenuously appearing — yet many of us feel as exhausted as at any time in the past year. Memory problems; short fuses; fractured productivity; sudden drops into despair. We’re at once excited and unnerved by the prospect of life opening up again. Clinical psychologist Christine Runyan explains the physiological effects of a year of pandemic and social isolation — what’s happened at the level of stress response and nervous system, the literal mind-body connection. And she offers simple strategies to regain our fullest capacities for the world ahead.”