Being Asian during the Coronavirus pandemic + a letter to my fellow diasporic Asians

During the Coronavirus pandemic, I’ve had to see and experience a lot of blatant racism and harassment, even from our president himself, who is calling this the “Chinese virus.” When I coughed in class, students joked by saying, “Oh no, we’re all going to get Coronavirus now!” A man moved away from me on theContinue reading “Being Asian during the Coronavirus pandemic + a letter to my fellow diasporic Asians”

Advocacy Through Art: Why I Will Become a Photojournalist

I originally came to college to become a writer and designer. (I got away from the designing stuff pretty quickly as I realized that I was not meant to do it.) I never thought that I would be leaving university with the dream to become a photojournalist. The first class I took in photojournalism wasContinue reading “Advocacy Through Art: Why I Will Become a Photojournalist”

I’m With Her (The Earth)

Western culture is based accumulating power through monetary wealth, material goods and the creating a hierarchy of living creatures. Women are placed under men, people of color are placed under Europeans, animals are placed under humans and the Earth is placed under personal wealth and power. Humans, and only certain types of humans, live atContinue reading “I’m With Her (The Earth)”

I Wish to Sleep Alone

My name is Celeste. I am 21 years old, and I am an extrovert. My Myers-Briggs type is ENFP, which means extroverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving. I love meeting new people, feeling new sparks, and going through new experiences. But I have found that my discomfort grew as I felt a rising obligation to stayContinue reading “I Wish to Sleep Alone”

On the Topic of “Self-Care”

Today’s version of self-care is an interesting phenomenon to me. We live in a society where we are encouraged to hustle and never stop chasing our dreams, and our self worth is based on how productive we are or contribute to society. Businesses use the term “self-care” to market their services and products, such asContinue reading “On the Topic of “Self-Care””

What I’ve Learned from Being a Journalism Major

I’ve learned a lot from being a journalism and mass communications major, from how to use Photoshop to how to write in correct AP style. It’s amazing to see how I’ve changed and how I’ve gone from someone who just likes to write, to someone who wants to capture memories and document history. I didn’tContinue reading “What I’ve Learned from Being a Journalism Major”