What’s this all about, anyway?

I’ve gone hunting for porgs. Lookin for these little guys everywhere. Mostly because they’re tasty. Or so Chewie says.

But actually, I’m on a journey of self-discovery and learning. I’m traveling across cities throughout the U.S. and abroad to learn about how local Asian (and other marginalized groups) are organizing themselves to create change in their communities. I’m attending trainings and conferences to develop my skills and build my network. And I’m taking time for myself to take a step back, reflect, and grow.

Asian Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing population in the U.S., but that certainly isn’t reflected in our political power. How do we grow our political power for future generations? How do we build lasting narratives about who we are, what we value, and what we’re fighting for? What’s needed to take our Asian Pacific Islander movement, and more broadly, our movement for liberation, to the next level? What is my role in all of this?

Throughout my journey I hope to dig into these questions and so much more. I’ll be mostly documenting through my Letters & Logs. There you’ll find letters that I write to a friend of mine. These letters are in no way polished. Most of the time I’m just writing what I’m thinking and feeling at the moment. Some Ughs or Lols or TBHs. Some are long, some are short. Sometimes I cry… a lot. I think it provides a realistic view of what I’ve been doing and going through. The Learning Logs are writings published on the Bush website that I will also post here. You can also follow me on Instagram. I’m excited and scared to share my journey with you.

Thank you to the Bush Foundation for supporting my journeys as a 2018 Bush Fellow.