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Coping in COVID-19: A Discussion with Mariquita and Nora

Mariquita and Nora discuss how to process anxiety and grief during a time when community may be challenging to access. On the list of don’ts: toxic positivity and invalidating comments disguised as well-wishes. Suggestions include: reaching out to friends, peer groups and helplines; reading beautiful poetry; and finding healthy coping skills that work for and …

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How to Support Queer Communities After Pride Month

It’s almost August 1st. All the rainbow flags have been removed from companies’ logos; the national retail stores have discontinued their Pride merchandise; the local coffee shop has removed its “5% of all sales support LGBTQ+ communities!” promotion. Although many organizations supported queer communities during the month of June, we need to hold people accountable …

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The Bay Area Needs to Support its Asian American Communities

In 2021, the violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) has been highlighted due to the climb in outrageous crimes. There have been countless attacks and murders against AAPI including a 91-year-old man who was shoved to the ground in Oakland, a 64-year-old woman who was mugged in San Jose and even a murder …

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Company Pride Logos: Performative or Productive?

Scenario: It’s May 31st. Every company logo has their normal color, normal style, normal everything. The clock strikes midnight on June 1st? Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow! Although the visibility for the queer community is admirable, it begs the question: is changing your company’s logo for Pride considered performative or productive?   There are a few different sides …

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