you should read this if you're in a majority group but have personally dealt with adversity, and are feeling unsupported.
southeast asians are especially likely to have lower socioeconomic status and lower education rates. that's me!
if a nonprofit doesn't serve my demographic, that's okay. they're doing great work for other people who need it too. i can't demand that people volunteer their time/money to helping *me*.
when i hear about racial discrimination, stereotype threat, police violence, etc, i don't say "what about my problems?" anymore. i say, "that's terrible. i understand why we need to fix this."
no asking "when is international men's day" (it's 11/19...) on IWD. all this accomplishes is draining activists who need to save their energy for real issues.
even if i've faced some difficulties, i still have privilege. i need to separate my frustration with my personal challenges with the work of combatting structural inequality.
if i haven't done the work, then i'm just mad at myself for being mediocre. that's on me, not others.