Celebrating AAPI Creators

Content warning // hate crimes - In the aftermath of the March 16th shooting in Atlanta where a white gunman killed eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, celebrated Asian-American author Lisa Ko tweeted, “White supremacy is not going to be dismantled through diverse reading lists.”
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Pick Your Poison

Every now and then I notice totally accidental trends in my reading. Not too long ago it was portal fantasy, repeated traipses through magical doorways leading to other worlds. Those adventures filled me with whimsy and also a dash of pre-pandemic wanderlust. Now I find myself on a darker path. One with a lot less…
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Book Clubbing During COVID

I recently tripped across an online report Book Clubs in Lockdown, that provides the results of a survey of 3,400+ book club members throughout the United States. It explores how book clubs are responding and adapting to the events of 2020, and what it means for the future. Its findings show that three-quarters of book…
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Back to the Garden

My mother-in-law says that Easter is the best time to plant a spring garden. Whether or not this is true, I have no idea. I heard it secondhand and wasn’t particularly interested in having that kernel of wisdom take root in my head.  But somehow it did, and now I am a person with a…
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Hello From Home Part Two

Brace yourselves, a retrospective is coming. Last year, I wrote this piece describing what time had been like in our home after two months of "lock down." As it turns out, I'm home again although for a different reason. For the last month I've been on leave, taking care of my child who is recovering…
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Women in Filmmaking

Over the last couple of years, there has been more of a push for women's representation on the big and little screens. While strides have been made, there's still a ways to go. As of 2019, only 21% of people working in the top 100 grossing films were women. Black women, women of color, trans…
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