Moon Phase: Waning Moon Sun Phase: after Spring Equinox
my new video: IN MY BODY meditation
Moment to Pause to send Asians kindness
As many of you can witness we refuse to make solidarity statments and claims when hate crimes abound. Instead we let our work and track record showcase our commitments. We do like to spread the word on ways to show up as accomplices and ways to stay safe in a world that kills us.
We do want to uplift opportunities for Asian folks to grieve, rest and reflect in community spaces. The end of this post includes other mental health options.
greiving vigil on April 21st, 9 a.m. mountain
We Keep Each Other Safe: Rage and Heartbreak April 9th, 5p.m. eastern
Authentic Creations honors and remembers the 8 that lost their lives to violence in “Atlanta.” Daoyou Feng, 44; Paul Andre Michels, 54; Soon Chung Park, 74; Suncha Kim, 69; Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33; Xiaojie Tan, 49; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63.
GET EDUCATED FOLKS
Educate yourself about Asian culture. From Malaysian Doom Metal to early 2000’s K-Pop, this gives you highlights from music of the Asian diaspora. Perhaps you can get inspiration from a love story of Asian American and Pacific Islander iconographs and trailblazers. An enby lesbian taiwanese/chinese american on Coast Salish land collaborating towards radical futures.
The South Asian Indian farmers protest continues against big agriculture companies stealing their livelihoods. While protesting during a viral outbreak farmers create schools, feed the houseless and resources for those suffering.
Burmese protesters fight on, even as the military stripped five major newsrooms of their licenses and killed two members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. Meanwhile, Bangladesh gets its first transgender news host, Pakistan bans TikTok (again), Nepal’s Parliament reconvenes, and Sri Lanka bans burqas and madrasas. In the US, NYC taxi cab drivers finally get some relief and the Quad (US, India, Australia, Japan) meet virtually. Priyanka Chopra Jonas and husband announce Oscar nominations.
Across the world, COVID-19 deaths are slowing. The world nears 120 million cases and 2.7 million deaths. Amerikkka is the worst-hit with 29 million cases and 534 thousand deaths. India crossed 11.3 million cases and 158 thousand deaths. South Asia has crossed 13 million cases.
A resurrgence of violence towards Asians is apparent since the origination of coronavirus in China. Much of this violence and discrimination is happening to Asian elders + women + sex workers. Hate Intervention Resources: Hollaback
“Colorado” Community Reporting Form
SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS DOING THE WORK
Community Centered Care
I use Heal Haus which has an all access 30$ Moonly membership to circadian meditiations + yoga taught by People Of Heritage.
Mental Health/Social Support Resources:
- Asian Health & Services Center’s mental health support
- Portland Racial Equity Lines for Life
- IRCO’s Pacific Islander and Asian Family Center (PIAFC)
- Asian Mental Health Collective
- Mental Health America
- directory of therapists
Hot + Warm Lines:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- Trevor Project (LGBTQ+ youth): 866-488-7386 ( 4-U-Trevor)
- GLBT National Hotline: 888-843-4564
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
- Crisis Text Line: for another person of heritage text STEVE to 741741
- Veterans Crisis Line (800) 273-8255 and press “1”
- Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (800) 656-4673 (800-656-HOPE)
- National Domestic Violence Network (800) 799-7233 ( 799-SAFE); (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
We are offering one 10$ Target gift certificate.
To enter the giveaway contact us with how you offer mutual aide in your community.
Winner announced by email on New Moon, April 11th.