Identity

Ellie-Krug

Registering Fear

What I was once totally oblivious to now shapes how I decide who I will allow into my intimate life.

  • 10/04/2021
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My Mother’s Salmon-Pink Dress

Though it would be better not to carry any suitcase other than my body, which is — mostly anyway — vents, memories, and naked bones.

  • 08/25/2021
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Queer Health & Relational Healing

The sex education that youth are typically taught in schools is not comprehensive. It often focuses on abstinence only, which

  • 05/25/2021
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Black Queens

Black history is vast and we have only begun to scratch its surface.

  • 04/23/2021
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CAAL Releases Pioneering Economic Report on Asian Minnesotans

Many report that their cultural communities value familial interdependence, such as caregiving, establishing lending circles, and sharing housing. Some indicated the difficulty of adapting to the U.S. system of economic individualism.

  • 01/26/2021
Andrea Duarte-Alonso

VIEW: Through an Immigrant’s Eyes

People like myself need to find ways to bring immigrants with us and use our platforms to elevate their stories by handing them the mic.

  • 01/26/2021
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In the News: February 2021

Asian American Visibility The Council for Asian American Leaders released a 2021 report, “Redefining Wealth Through Communal and Cultural Assets,”

  • 01/21/2021
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Missing the Boat

I wonder if my grandmother and I missed the boat. Did we share some kind of outsider status?

  • 10/24/2020
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Cancel Culture

If someone is remorseful and willing to put in the work to make reparations, I do not think they should be “cancelled.” However, if that person were to express that they have no regrets, or proceed to behave in a similar manner, they absolutely should be.

  • 09/30/2020
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A Portal to Belonging

They remind me that I am not alone — that I am living in space and time with individuals who have survived the unimaginable, who believe still in the goodness of people, and the value of being alive.

  • 09/22/2020
Jessica

Tapestry: Working in Collaboration

Ignition versus numbness (Jessi Martinez), bridging Iraqi and American identities (Jessica Belt Saem Eldahr), building coalition around antiracism work (Erika Thorne), education amidst COVID (Aaliyah Hodge), and claiming identity among immigrants as storytellers (Susan Bosher)

  • 08/25/2020
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The Names You Call Me

You call me “Criminal,” as you cheat, assault, and rob the world blind. You call me “Shit-hole,” as you foul

  • 07/24/2020