Gender & Sexuality

A Filipinx woman (me) squats on the floor in front of an airport window, arms outstretched, hands resting on her luggage in front of her. She is holding her passport and boarding pass. Outside, and ANA jet is being prepped for flight.
We Can Never Be White Here: A Filipinx Immigrant Reflects on the Atlanta Shooting

The morning of March 18, 2021, found me awake and unable to sleep. I wanted…

Social Media: The Messenger for the Diet Culture Industry that Targets Teen Girls

I used to think of my brain as a courtroom. It existed in the center…

I Am a Brown Asian with Smooth Skin

SPRING 1984 Yellow fever. I learned about yellow fever from my first white boyfriend. When…

Asian Women Have Bad Days, Too

The Atlanta shootings on March 16, 2021 make us wonder, how does a person get…

Enlightened Leadership of Black Women: Leading from the Side

Black women who lead from the side saved our presidency, and they will most likely…

Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege

Sorry, John Mackey. I’m here to remind you that preventative care is health care and…

Women Faculty of Color Face Systemic Oppression in Academia

The tenure process is the academe’s “knee-on-neck” for faculty of color. Anyone who comes through this…

Dear 53%

“Dear women of color, time to get in formation.” This single sentence tweet from She…

Don’t Buy That Sweater. It’s Exploiting a Woman.

It creeps into your feed as you try to avoid more bad news: a richly-colored…

Navigating the College Experience During a Pandemic

In all honesty, having Covid derail my senior year wasn’t a fun experience. No prom,…

Who Should Define Religious Freedom and Our Nation’s Moral and Spiritual Future?

The combination of two recent Supreme Court rulings—one allowing public funds to be allocated to parochial…

Healthcare Providers are Harming Trans Patients

Yesterday I received a consult about a transgender patient who was suicidal. The team had…

Undercounted and Underfunded: LGBT Representation in the Census

The Census is a tool for communities to gain proper representation and funding for resources.…

From One White Woman to Another: Self-Care is Not for Us

More than once in the last three years, I’ve gotten lost in West Wing binges…

Unfair Distribution: Funds Need To Go To Women & Girls Who Need It Now

Before the onslaught of COVID-19, approximately 1.6% of philanthropic giving in the United States was…