America is in the Heart: My Thoughts on Asian Hate

I want to thank my parents for the sacrifices they made coming to the U.S. as immigrants from the Philippines. I was lucky to be young enough at the age of 13 when I came to America — which allowed me to assimilate and adopt the U.S. ways and culture more easily for my own self preservation as an immigrant and a brown woman in a country that has been historically hostile towards Asians. I also wish to…

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Brown Gal Trekker

Brown Gal Trekker

Human rights & JEDI advocate, social entrepreneur, writer & a global mountain nomad. www.browngaltrekker.com & www.theportervoicecollective.org