Culture & Identity

Why you always lying…. to yourself?!

Why you always lying…. to yourself?!

Reading Time: 6 minutesYes, I start to hear the little jingle in my head too, “Why you always lying, always f*cking lying”. The truth is I lie a lot – to myself¬†out of fear. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been talking to my wise friends about […]

How I love, celebrate, and hold the United States of America accountable on Independence Day

How I love, celebrate, and hold the United States of America accountable on Independence Day

Reading Time: 5 minutesI have traveled to 25 countries so far and in the last couple of years, I have not spent many of them in the USA . This year I will be and has me reflecting. Being a citizen of this nation and having been born […]

6 Books to give you the confidence of a mediocre white man.

6 Books to give you the confidence of a mediocre white man.

Reading Time: 6 minutesHere is the thing, trying to survive in capitalist and consumerist America means having a survivor mentality just barely to stay alive and maybe even attempt to thrive. Thus adopting the confidence of a mediocre white man that became my mantra created by Sarah Hagi. […]

Check your everyday prejudices.

Check your everyday prejudices.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThere are simple questions to ask yourself to check your unconscious bias and prejudices, but they are difficult and uncomfortable to answer. How are you unlearning? How are you checking your prejudices? What are you working on unlearning now? The truth is as ‘woke’ as […]

7 reasons why we are Deserving

7 reasons why we are Deserving

Reading Time: 3 minutesOften I find myself in crippling fear. I know I deserved so much, I’ve been working incredibly hard to be where I am at. I have made sure that I can be in the right place and time and connected with the right people to […]

Using my identity crisis as my strength

Using my identity crisis as my strength

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat does it mean to be {insert whatever ethnic identity label given to you}? This is a question I posted on Instagram a couple days ago and sparked conversations in our community but got me thinking deeper. In my travels, I’ve learned identity changes based […]

Travel even if you are the “Other”

Travel even if you are the “Other”

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen I used to think of travel, I thought of the quintessential backpacker. Some attractive looking white dude that with that sleek hair, who has been so blessed to be out “finding himself”, and most likely with a travel fund aka their parents. Yes, you […]