“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” By Celeste Ng
Sometimes the best way to teach people about racism is with humor… Well, these filmmakers definitely accomplished that!
“I clamped my arms to my sides in an attempt to hide the sweat stains. ‘She’s very bright,’ Uncle Robert added, as if describing a puppy or a small child. He leaned in close like he was sharing a secret.” By Kirstin Chen
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt takes his daughter to a Halloween party and wonders: Is Halloween a White People Holiday?
Should an author write characters of a different race than his own? Is that exploitation? Appropriation? Race denial? Or is it the author’s right? A conversation with Bill Cheng and Christine Lee Zilka on writing outside one’s race.
“T. seemed to me an entirely wholesome child, as if he could never have survived public school. Perhaps that is how I set myself apart from him. Perhaps I was trying to scare him.” An excerpt from Daddy Cool.
“She looks into my living room as if to glimpse someone behind me. No one should be there.” By Jimin Han
“Until they moved to America, Sanh never realized how rarely he spent time alone with his son.” By Aimee Phan
“A yellow dipper, a paddy melt, a Chiquita muncher. California slang for white chicks who want a taste of Asian.” By Don Lee
“If you find unpleasant memories bubbling up from your own school experience, recognize that it is an aspect of you that is looking for understanding and healing.”-Janet D. Thomas
Talking about mental illness makes people uncomfortable. But Anne Theriault is going to do it anyway.
Denene Miller shares the words of others who powerfully embody the devastating effects of Mike Brown’s death.
20 years after his 16-year-old sister was murdered, Bill Pozzobon found himself interviewing for a job in violence prevention and ended up tackling the boys’ code as enemy number one.
Despite predictions otherwise, don’t expect a major political sea change this year.
Gender as an excuse for behaviour has become too common in dealing with personal criticism in a general and stereotypical way.
As about-to-be parents, Matthew Osgood reveals how he and his wife had a day of their life sucked away.
Two guys walk into a bar. One of them orders a cosmo…
In the wake of the devastating and brutal murder of journalist James Foley, Arsalan Iftikhar explains how ISIS’s actions are not reflective of Islam.
Dr. Bill Cloke explains the science behind teens making bad decisions, and how that can be dangerous.
Kristin Carmichael explains how apologies, gifts, promises, and better behavior are not the end of abuse but part of the cycle that keeps victims trapped.
It’s easy to daydream about the goals of a future society, but I think the only way we can accomplish those goals is through education and discussion. Part of that education is unlearning.
Allan Mott quickly discovered that the average middle-of-the-night customer at a sex shop isn’t a creep, but just a normal lonely guy.
You’ve heard it before, but here’s how to use the power of words to make it more effective. Because the last thing you need is another monkey on your back.
Charles J. Orlando points out the flaws in a popular movie genre.
Emotions don’t respond to pain the way the body does. Understanding that can prevent a ton of heartache.
Seth Trent explains how the suburban fantasy is moving aside to allow for a different definition of success.