Grace Lee Boggs was a champion for Black power and the rights of children, women and workers. Her work lives on by shaping generations of progressive leaders and change agents. Today, #themarchcontinues.
Continuing my journey down South with some of the best biscuits from @crackerbarrel! Yes, it’s a chain, but I remember when it opened a couple years ago and it was the talk of the town!
My fav is the country fried steak with a side of dumplings, green beans and Mac n cheese.
Thank you for allowing me to share a bit of my Vietnamese-American culture with you during #AsianPacificAmericanHistoryMonth!
My favorite part was being able to share with you guys #MyAsianAmericanStory where I drew upon long forgotten family archives. It gave me the opportunity to talk to my mom about our “Coming to America” story about her recollection of the refugee camps and I was able to learn how even more awesome and strong my parents are.
Though #APAHM is ending, I definitely know #MyAsianAmericanStory hasn’t ! It’s definitely Inspired me to keep sharing more of my unique culture and heritage. And it’s been an absolute joy to have so much overwhelming support from my Insta-Fam!!! Thank you for all the love and support ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Let’s keep redefining and expanding what it means to be American. 📸 @christianyi_
2 Woches vor
Forget Apple Pie! I’m as American as...Banh Mi sandwiches 🥖 🥖🥖🥖 As I get older, I’m reclaiming what it means to be “American.” It’s apple pie and hamburgers, but it’s also pho and kimchee and all the other delicious ingredients that truly make this country a melting pot.
Why Banh mi? By nature, this iconic Vietnamese staple has always been an amalgam of different cultures co-existing deliciously between two buns. From the French we have the baguette and the liver pate and from the Vietnamese we have the grilled meats and my personal favorite -head cheese.
There’s a complexity in its flavors and yet a beautiful simplicity in its construction.
My America is a continuation of this ethos. I live at the intersection of where West Coast cool meets Southern grit with a dash of fish sauce for some flavor.
I was surprised to learn that the Banh Mi sandwich didn’t start popping up in its current incarnation until the 1950s.
Now I’m curious as to what was Vietnamese cuisine before pho and Banh Mi which are both relatively new.
I’d love to hear how you’d fill in the blank to the line, “As American As...”
3 Woches vor
Asian men have been emasculated in Western society since the 1800s. While AsAm women are often hyper-sexualized and fetishized in society and by American media, AsAm men are often portrayed as effeminate, weak, and sexually undesirable. ⠀
Like the concepts of “yellow fever” and “orientalism,” Asian male emasculation has roots in the institutional racism of the Western world. During the first waves of Asian immigration to America, laws were created that barred Asian men from owning property, heavy labor, and marrying white women. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 further cemented the bachelor status of AsAm men, as did later laws that disincentivized non-white women from marrying Asian men. These laws delegitimized Asian immigrant populations in the American workforce and surrounded Asian male sexuality with negative connotations.⠀
Now, whether it’s in Hollywood, or on Tinder—AsAm men are still subject to the same sexual discrimination created by racist institutions decades ago. It’s important to understand the history behind this issue, and push representation of multi-dimensional Asian male roles in media to help change racist perceptions. Because let’s be real, asian men are super sexy and need to be seen! ⠀
What do you think? Continue the conversation in the comments below!⠀
Hapalarious's first video is dropping this Friday! We are so excited to share it with you! 🌟🎉💕This photo is called, "Jobs our parents wish we had: Lawyer, Doctor, and Teacher." Hapa ladies still feel the parental pressure to have full-time, steady, traditional jobs, but none of the Hapalarious team went that route! 😂✨💃🏻
Tag a friend who needs to hear this. .
Another clip from Episode 1 of #grassxgrass - a roundtable conversation about Asian American cannabis experience from point of view of people working and thriving in the industry. .
Come join us for a sensory celebration of Asian American cannabis culture and the debut of Episode 1 on Saturday, June 22 at the Grael Gallery 1458 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco
Tickets are limited, so get your’s now - link in bio!
12 Stundes vor
DO YOU LIKE TO SAVE MONEY?? then don’t wait to register for #AAJA19 cuz the prices go up **by $100** on Wednesday. Hit that registration button, y’all ➡️ www.aaja19.org
13 Stundes vor
More YouthCAN photos! Join us this summer to make art and get paid! Explore Seattle’s AAPI historic sites and even have a sleepover in the Wing Luke Museum! All art supplies and lunches will be provided! Transportation tokens are also available.
Image descriptions: 1- student in an apron cooking in the Community Hall 2- many students cooking together 3- group photo with the chef 4- Media Workshop, speaker is presenting to the students 5- students are making art, one in the foreground is tearing a piece of paper from the pad 6- students are making art, one in the foreground is picking paints to use
13 Stundes vor
XiDao means "practice the way," and it is where Virada finds her way as entrepreneur, storyteller, and Chen Taijiquan nerd and instructor. Virada grew up surrounded by elders and ritual, so old wisdom never felt "old." It was always alive and present, not found or (re)discovered. Her work aims to spread the message that the ancient is not ancient.
Join us on July 20th for The Pop Up Healing Center where @xidao will be teaching Tai Chi Exercises for Clearing Tension. The exercises gets qi in the body moving - so, for instance, fingertips will feel warmer - hopefully even a shimmer of sweat lining the palm! All bodies vary, and some other positive benefits and after effects include reduced tension and stiffness, and calm alertness and lightness. Participants will gain exercises that they can do easily anywhere without any equipment. .
☝🏾Link in profile! Use promocode Surrenderedhealing for $10 off or sign up to volunteer and receive a complimentary ticket! #popuphealingcenter
S2E6: Andrew is an advocate for Asian American males. Listen to his take on Asian male masculinity! #asianmale
15 Stundes vor
Our #asiansincannabis community is rapidly growing and it’s exciting how far we’ve come. We’re connecting, collaborating, and amplifying each other’s voices. When I first started about five years ago there were basically no Asians, which is why I started #AsianAmericansforCannabisEducation (aka AACE) with Tiffany and Ophelia Chong from @stockpotimages, with the goal of changing the public perception through our images, stories, and research. Fast forward to 2019, I’m honored to be a part of the inaugural episode of @grass_x_grass with @amnesiamedia, @slide_32, @hubie__, @bigbadwolfsf, @ohhmygeeg and @permanentxholiday where we share our personal experiences as Asian Americans in the cannabis industry. Join us at the launch party this weekend for a chance to meet other #AAPI collaborators and brands from the Bay Area. Snag your tix on grassxgrass.splashthat.com!
The System (till I tire of it): handwritten sketches from bedtime the night before, refined, fleshed out, and typed the next evening, in the hours after work and till just before bed. Sometimes, with a drink. Handwritten sketches anew tonight, bedside. #extraextraolives
Thank you to everyone who came out late on a Sunday night and on Father’s Day to come support our short film’s LA premiere of Go To Sleep! We appreciate each and every one of you. Congrats again to my Lao sis @phetkanya on your writing and directorial debut. I was honored to be a producer and collaborator. Proud of you! Let’s keep doing the damn thang and putting Lao and Southeast Asian stories on the map! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
17 Stundes vor
Huge thanks again to @hannahbdonovanmua for my makeup and @jennynesser.beauty from @twelve27salon for my hair!
17 Stundes vor
Over the weekend we gathered together for a retreat—an opportunity to reflect on our first year and to shape our structure in a way that centers artists, creativity, and community, yet also fits the needs of a small arts organization. It’s hard work to start anything new, but it’s also incredibly exciting to envision bold ways of existing. •
We are a collective of AAPI artists in Baltimore. And in the words of poet, Bao Phi, “when no one lets you live at your own volume, you sing.” #representationmatters#aapi#baltimoreartists#baltimore#collective#arts#marylandarts