I’m struggling to find the right words for today, but I hope it’s abundantly clear that we stand with the AAPI community. Our hearts are heavy with the tragic violence and racism against the Asian community. We’ve compiled various articles and resources in this week’s CRL including personal essays, places to donate, and how to intervene when someone is being harassed. As a reader, if you are part of the AAPI community, please take care, and if you are an ally, let us take this opportunity to stand in solidarity and continue to actively address anti-Asian racism and violence. Sending love to all of you.
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
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Updated info on what the government is doing to address the violence against Asian Americans and more.
A resource on how to intervene as a bystander when someone is being targeted or harassed.
If you’re looking for ways to help, consider donating to one of these amazing organizations that help Asian communities. This list is extensive and has sixty-one organizations on it!
We wanted to share this again. The muddled history of Anti-Asian violence—it’s important to know and understand the US’s history here.
A great opportunity to try Equilibria CBD or stock up on your favorites if you’re already a subscriber during their birthday sale. Their entire site is 22% off (no code needed). For new customers use my code jessannkirby for an extra 15% off. My favorites are the Mint daily drops, the CBD relief cream (hands down best topical CBD cream I’ve ever used), and the mindful mineral soak.
The feel good story of the week. A Baltimore chef drove 6 hours to Vermont to cook a favorite meal for a terminally ill customer.
It’s only been a few weeks but I think I finally found a Vitamin C serum that fades dark spots/sun damage. I am loving this Biossance Squalane + 10% Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum. (J)
Trevor Noah was right when he said that we could see this coming all along.
I finally got some bins and organizers from Container Store, these Nordic storage baskets are made from recycled material (I got the bamboo lids) and these drawer organizations for the bathroom vanity.
The impact of Sarah Everard’s murder and what it’s bringing to light.
Anyone else love making lists? There’s some science behind it. Why checklists are good for your brain.
This essay is a must read. “So, what’s worse? The fact that this is still happening today or that this isn’t new and every other Asian-American has experiences upon experiences they can share with you that they’ve suppressed for most of their lives? For many of us, we are just beginning to allow ourselves to face the history of hurt that we’ve become so good at disassociating from.”
How first generation immigrant filmmakers are helping to redefine the American family.
Another excellent personal essay on the fetishization of Asian women—and how racism and misogyny often go hand in hand.
Rhode Island just announced COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will be open to all residents 16 and older on April 19.
If you’re not following @antiracismdaily, it’s worth a follow. Their post on the lone wolf narrative makes necessary and informative points.
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