Are You Okay? And 5 Things You Can Do Right Now

Hey how are you doing today? Feeling? Yesterday, I wasn’t that great. Things felt like they were slipping, hours drifting into phone calls and the list just felt insurmountable. But this morning, my chest is tighter, and I am taking the extra effort in breathing and just saying…. well, I don’t feel good again. Yesterday’s frustration doesn’t hold a candle to today’s devastation.

Last night, eight people were killed in what is known to be a racist domestic terrorist attack. This news is heartbreaking. When considering the deep-seaded white supremacy in this country and the damage unwoven by our former President, news like this unfortunately, no longer comes as a surprise. While hopeful for continuous unlearning, acts like these only underline how it is always important to never be comfortable in our own learning. The work of a doers, thinkers, and change makers isn’t a one-time event.

I keep on thinking about how I want to know them. I want to know their families, I don’t want to know a thing about him. If you’re like me and wanting to stand in solidarity with our AAPI community, here are a few sources I gathered from friends:

  1. Check In on your friends. Truly. Give them room to express themselves.
  2. Read up on America’s history. And the history we currently make.
  3. Uplift these women, who were most likely poor, migrates, and sex workers. Which means their lives and ultimately their deaths, were not under the protection of police.
  4. With that in mind, support Red Canary Song, a grassroots collective of Asian and Migrant Sex Workers
  5. Donate To Stop AAPI Hate
  6. Sign up for a free training in stopping anti-Asian American and xenophobic harrasment

Anything else you’d like to add? I hope you’re hanging in there.

One thought on “Are You Okay? And 5 Things You Can Do Right Now

  • Reply Tara March 28, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Yes, everyone please check on your people and give yourself some grace. This has not been an easy time-a year now-by any means. ❤️

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