For the record (start here) 1/4

Dear anyone-who’s-not-my-ancestor, Race and identity have been on my mind a lot lately, and it’s … exhausting. I’m not angry or upset, I promise, but I DO need to stop carrying all this stuff. It was incredibly helpful to be open about my breast cancer scare/all of the… ––oh my goodness, it’s only been 3 […]

Tickertape of my thoughts (5/4)

… or why I’m back here blogging, what’s gonna be the same, and what’s gonna be different this time. I was talking with a beautiful friend recently about social media, and how being a minority (of any kind) made it simultaneously wonderful (so many people all over means now you’re not the only one!) and […]

SIMULTANEOUSLY (words are weapons) 4/4

Dear Ancestors, I wish I could just shout, once and for all “DON’T LABEL ME. EVER!” I’m glad that we’re at a stage of awareness and acceptance that we’re all starting to ask for pronouns (she/her, thanks for asking!), and I’m simultaneously wishing we could just have a gender-neutral language and avoid all these labels […]

Ask if you must, but do it politely… 3/4

Dear Ancestors, Why do people always ask about you? Not that I’m not proud of you, or that I want to be the center of attention, but I’m so sick of being asked about you like it’s some sort of test, mostly because you’re not here and I don’t know the right answers. The answers […]

Am I my thoughts, or my actions? 2/4

Dear Ancestors, I’ve been thinking about the adjectives I use to describe myself. Social media profiles set a character limit to describe ourselves, and we each have to decide what’s most important to our identity. I think most things can be broken down into what we ARE, and what we DO… Thoughts vs Activities… Or […]