Say What?! Feminism is Veganism

Being feminist means being vegan. You can't be a true feminist if you're eating meat. I read this comment on Facebook and it hit a nerve with me. My first reaction was, "Why should people be telling others what to eat and what not to eat?" The more I thought about it, the more it bothered me for…

My Mermaid (Part 4)

This post is part of the My Mermaid series. Click on the links below to take you to previous posts: Introduction Prologue Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 I was studying for finals.  My mom was gone the whole weekend and when she came home, she complained bitched about the house being a mess.  She…

My Mermaid (Part 3)

This post is part of the My Mermaid series. Click on the links below to take you to previous posts: Introduction Prologue Part 1 Part 2 I couldn’t tell him face to face what happened.  So I left him a note in our locker.  “My mom hit me last night.  It wasn’t because of you.” …

My Mermaid (Part 2)

This post is part of the My Mermaid series. Click on the links below to take you to the previous posts: Introduction Prologue Part 1 Fortunately, he didn't kill himself. Someone hand delivered a letter from him the next day. The letter basically said that he wasn't going to see me anymore. To this day,…

My Mermaid (Prologue)

This blog post is part of the My Mermaid series. Click on the link below to take you to the previous post: Introduction My father was abusive, so it was bittersweet when he left.  I was 12 years old.  I thought life would be better now.  Little did I know that was just the beginning.…

I Hated Being Hmong

There was a time when I refused to have anything to do with the Hmong culture. I hated that no one knew what Hmong is. That I had to explain where my ancestors came from.  That I was mistaken for Chinese (or another Asian ethnicity) all the time. Sometimes, I even wished I was Chinese…