American Hero: C. Everett Koop

There are not many heroes of the AIDS epidemic. However, C. Everett Koop, in my opinion, is one of them. In today’s post, I discuss the leadership he exhibited at that time and how he inspires me today.

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The Challenge of Finding Balance

Today I discuss a key challenge facing me with my creative writing: balancing authenticity with concern on how my work impacts the larger narratives about my marginalized and frequently misunderstood community.  

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SEA to NYC: Relocation Reflections Part II

Previously I elaborated on my relocation to New York from my hometown Seattle, and addressed the various challenges I faced during that process. Today I am going to share the key differences I have observed since my move. Seattle and New York City have a few traits in common. Both are known for being politically liberal and having a high cost of living. However, the Big Apple and Emerald City diverge in several ways.

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