Category Archives: identity

George Floyd’s Death – We Should Start Conversations of Anti-Blackness Within Filipino Families

The deaths of George Floyd and others prompted Asian Americans to call for solidarity and allyship with Black communities. At the same time reexamine the notions of anti-Blackness in our own lives. Continue reading

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Filipino Cuisine – the joy of stinky food

My brother loved Filipino chicken adobo when we were growing up. Nowadays, he disavows it because it ‘stinks up’ the house. For many years, my brother and countless others needlessly felt embarrassment and shame for loving the food of our mothers. In 2018, Filipino cuisine — and Korean, and Sichuan, and Thai — is trendy, elevated by white chefs as the new “it” girl of cuisine. Continue reading

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