I’ve always been insecure about my Korean-ness, or to be more specific, my lack thereof. For the longest time, I’ve felt like I had become too Americanized, and I wasn’t the only one who noticed it.



I’m like a rose, beautiful but I have thorns.


Courtesy of Ross Sneddon

I am a visibly Muslim woman. When people think of what a Muslim woman should look like, there is a preconception that she wears some sort of headwrap, whether it be a Hijab, or a Niqab — anything that covers her hair. This obviously isn’t the case for all Muslim women.


to everyone who has exoticized me:


of course

i’m sorry

chase couldn’t like me because he thought i was nice

or cute


I recently finished watching all 5 seasons of Daria on Hulu, a popular MTV animated teen sitcom produced in the ‘90s.

Marsai Martin

We’ve seen her belt at the top of her lungs to Beyonce’s “Love On Top”. We’ve witnessed her serve witty comebacks as Diane in the popular hit series “Blackish.” Now we finally get to see this little queen achieve greater feats.

PILOT volunteers lead dialogues about privilege, power, and oppression with the Dreams 2 Reality student participants.

I think that student orgs offer an important opportunity for students from different backgrounds and perspectives to come together to do work they are passionate about. As part of my work for a student org, I have been helping to organize social justice workshops for high school students.

Winner Tamar Braxton and Kandi Burruss

On the second season of Celebrity Big Brother an unprecedented event may occur: a final four consisting of all Black contestants.


You are light.


You are a being.


You are human.


You are enough.


You exist.



As I come closer to graduating in a few months, I want to give some advice based on my experiences I had being a first-generation Latina at U-M.