SCOTUS Hearing Ponderings

Most, if not all, of America is paying attention to the confirmation hearing of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett. As expected we are witnessing the politics, election, and partisan divide play out on our screens. My social media pages are full of conversations about the hearing. With the wide variety of people in my lifeContinue reading “SCOTUS Hearing Ponderings”

36 Goals

WOW. I’ve inhabited this floating rock for 35 years now. More or less successful. I’ve had the highs I’ve had the lows. Year 35 has been a wild ride. From my professional life to my personal life and everything in between. I’ve gotten lost more than a couple of times during this 35th rotation but IContinue reading “36 Goals”

Instant Family: One More Layer

I went and saw Instant Family over the Winter Break. Overall I LOVED the film and already have it in my queue to purchase. It was a 118 minutes of warm and fuzzy feelings that had me in tears throughout the whole thing. And while I am an international transracial adoptee, which is in somewaysContinue reading “Instant Family: One More Layer”

To Chick-fil-A or Not?

So Chick-fil-A has been in the news lately about their continuation of support for anti-LGBTQ groups. They have continued to make large donations to organizations such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Paul Anderson Youth Home. The anti-LGBTQ position of the infamous chicken restaurant originally came to public knowledge when almost five years agoContinue reading “To Chick-fil-A or Not?”

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: 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”

My Asian-ness

Last week I staffed a co-sponsored event for the Chinese New Year that our office and a Chinese student organization put on. It was a great event with free food, an educational presentation, activities, and to cap it all off…fireworks! I knew that it would be a great experience for the students but I didn’t realizeContinue reading “My Asian-ness”

Great Responsibility

Over the past few months there have been a plethora of conversations surrounding race, sexuality, gender. The context has become very much majority vs. minority, privileged vs. non-privileged, oppressed vs. oppressed, the has and the has nots. In all of these conversations, there has been something that has been bugging me about all of them. I haven’tContinue reading “Great Responsibility”

My Frustration and Confusion

I’ve been battling some identity issues lately. Now it’s not that uncommon for us to go through these battles through our life journeys, but lately it’s been exacerbated by colleagues and my field. Since #ACPA15 I’ve been dismissed as a person of color (POC) 2 times verbally and 1 time over social media by colleagues in the field. SinceContinue reading “My Frustration and Confusion”