Strength in Uncertainty

There’s so much going on in the world that scares me: President-Elect Trump and his daily Cabinet appointments and transition into the White House Ohio State University stabbing A ramp up of hate speech and leaders of anti-LGBT and white supremacy There’s so much going on in my life that I’m working through: Struggling toContinue reading “Strength in Uncertainty”

Chul Ho Shin & Language

Something random happened last week that has been on my mind…and it doesn’t have anything to do with the 2016 Election! Last week during a training on pronouns we were asked to introduce ourselves with the name given to us at birth and what if any was the significance and meaning of those names. I thought it wasContinue reading “Chul Ho Shin & Language”

#CSAM: Because of Them

As we all know this has been #CSAM (Careers in Student Affairs Month), and the recruiting for SAGrad Programs has been ramped up tenfold. I joined some friends in participating in the #ACPAWhatsYourWhy about why I work and remain in Student Affairs which was great to reflect and share my why. But it got meContinue reading “#CSAM: Because of Them”

#TWD…Another One Down

**SPOILER ALERT** I’m about to reveal scenes from the season premier episode of The Walking Dead, Season 7 Le sigh…another one down. One less Asian in pop culture. Watching The Walking Dead is Michael, my partner, and my Sunday evening ritual. This past Sunday was no different for the Season 7 Premier. And boy wasContinue reading “#TWD…Another One Down”

Unfriending of Dissonance

An interesting phenomenon has taken root on my social media platforms. Unfriending of dissonance.  For the past year or so, the frequency of friends laying claim to unfriending or unfollowing individuals due to their different opinions has increased ten fold. And I’ll be honest, it’s unsettling to me. I have many friends on my platforms thatContinue reading “Unfriending of Dissonance”

I Prefer ‘Fraternity’

I identify as a gay, Asian, Asian-American Fraternity Member who use the pronouns he, him, his. I am part of a predominately straight, white Southern Fraternity. I prefer the term “fraternity” versus “frat” because of the negative contexts that has been built and associated with the term “frat”. For me, “frat” is a slur. I useContinue reading “I Prefer ‘Fraternity’”

#ATTI80: The Final Theory

WOW! Crazy to think that #ATTI80 is now over!!! Over the past 80 days I’ve broken down 8 theories, gone through 13 dry erase markers, 1 container of Clorox wipes, utilized 2 whiteboards and, to close us out, have created 1 theory. Yes, I’ve created theory, so let those pigs fly! Now, this has been percolating inContinue reading “#ATTI80: The Final Theory”

#ATTI80: Erikson

So today I thought I’d draw out Erikson. His identity development theory has popped up quite often lately in the texts I have been reading and a few conversations, so figured why not put it to the whiteboard? 🙂 As always, a bit of background! Erikson is one of the most cited psychologists of theContinue reading “#ATTI80: Erikson”

#ATTI80: Kim

So, I decided to deconstruct Kim’s Asian American Identity Development Theory. For several reasons, I debated on whether to do this one. But ultimately I did and in a way it was nice to be reassured of my own personal journey. So as always some history. Jean Kim received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees fromContinue reading “#ATTI80: Kim”

#ATTI80: Schlossberg

Hello! After coming off of a full week of celebrating the BFF’s wedding, we return to another edition of #ATTI80! This week we’re doodling about Schlossberg’s Transition Theory! I thought about it after reading this great #SAChat post: Schloss It Out! Putting Theory into Personal Practice for New #SACareer Pros. So to start, as always, someContinue reading “#ATTI80: Schlossberg”