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thriftikristi

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@thriftikristi - Thrifti.Kristi (s/he) | I missed the first day of #apaheritagemonth! But don’t worry, I have so much coming at you the rest of this month/forever.⁣
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Yesterday evening, I met up with @sunnysaiup and our conversations restored my energy and my soul. She is so vibrant and determined. It is refreshing to meet people who share the same values and experiences as you and to feel like you’ve known them your entire life. ⁣
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If you’ve been following me, you know that the start of this week (Monday) was rough for me. It was heavy. It was traumatizing. As Sai (Ntxhais) reminded me, “when it rains, it pours.” And this couldn’t be more true going into this week. I leave you with one of the “milder” incidents.⁣
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As it was the start of #APIH month, I wrote an email to my coworkers to do their own research and include some Asian Pacific Islander Heritage history, folks, and/or accomplishments in their lessons. One of the responses I got back called out the only 3 Asian passing staff members and if we could suggest historic events and a direction to go in to help them out because learning from us is such a rich experience. They then continued on to suggest an Asian potluck. 😳⁣
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It’s been said before and I’m reiterating it once again, “I am not here as your token Asian. I am not here to teach you the history that your people created for my people. My culture and heritage is more than your admiration/approval of my garments and my people’s food. Last but not least, we have google. Use it.”⁣
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#ootdinfluencedby Brooke and Jamie of @yokeandbore for their cute, quirky and fun poses. Pictured here with me is my partner who takes most of my photos. My words and thoughts #influencedby Emi of @little_kotos_closet and Tiffany of @tiffanywongart. Please go to their feed and stories to read and hear more about what we have all been saying for forever.⁣
I missed the first day of #apaheritagemonth! but don’t worry, i have so much coming at you the rest of this month/forever.⁣

yesterday evening, i met up with @sunnysaiup and our conversations restored my energy and my soul. she is so vibrant and determined. it is refreshing to meet people who share the same values and experiences as you and to feel like you’ve known them your entire life. ⁣

if you’ve been following me, you know that the start of this week (monday) was rough for me. it was heavy. it was traumatizing. as sai (ntxhais) reminded me, “when it rains, it pours.” and this couldn’t be more true going into this week. i leave you with one of the “milder” incidents.⁣

as it was the start of #apih month, i wrote an email to my coworkers to do their own research and include some asian pacific islander heritage history, folks, and/or accomplishments in their lessons. one of the responses i got back called out the only 3 asian passing staff members and if we could suggest historic events and a direction to go in to help them out because learning from us is such a rich experience. they then continued on to suggest an asian potluck. 😳⁣

it’s been said before and i’m reiterating it once again, “i am not here as your token asian. i am not here to teach you the history that your people created for my people. my culture and heritage is more than your admiration/approval of my garments and my people’s food. last but not least, we have google. use it.”⁣

#ootdinfluencedby brooke and jamie of @yokeandbore for their cute, quirky and fun poses. pictured here with me is my partner who takes most of my photos. my words and thoughts #influencedby emi of @little_kotos_closet and tiffany of @tiffanywongart. please go to their feed and stories to read and hear more about what we have all been saying for forever.⁣
40 170 May 2019
yeayeawhatever777
@yeayeawhatever777 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 🙏🏾
mad_libs1393
@mad_libs1393 Omfg. an asian potluck 😂😂😂
shelby.stylediary
@shelby.stylediary Strong @bonpon511 vibes. "google it" is my favorite response to white folks.
yokeandbore
@yokeandbore Omg the poses!! like looking in a mirror. and yes, the cherry picking of culture. the racial bypassing is ridiculous and unsurprising 😑
lingerielayla
@lingerielayla The only thing white people seem to be able to see other cultures as contributing is food, it’s so patronizing. if they had to acknowledge the land, stories and symbolism, clothing and technology they have stolen it would make them uncomfortable and we can’t be having that 🙄
acrowley27
@acrowley27 Being i know very much about the situation your talking about- i truly am sorry. i don’t think this is minor at all, and i want you to know there are at least a few of us who really do care and want to stand with you in the face of the mess ❤️ not that that fixes things at all! but you can always come find me during the day! (other then today as i’m not there!)
tiffanywongart
@tiffanywongart Classic performative gesture...just enough to get white applause but not actually investing in being educated about bipoc. a potluck 😳!! thank you for sharing!
little_kotos_closet
@little_kotos_closet So glad you’re here and sending you lots of love 💛💛💛
jaybird.mn
@jaybird.mn Ahhh, food. the only thing worthwhile from another person’s culture. who cares about fostering an understanding through learning about another language, religion, traditions/rituals, etc. 🤷🏻‍♀️ ***please read in the most sarcastic tone possible.
paularovingstyle
@paularovingstyle Oh dear 😓 i'm fond of saying "there's no excuse for ignorance in these days of the internet search" your co-workers are exemplifying this, a perfect example of said ignorance, do the work lazies! 🤗❤️
v_does_vintage
@v_does_vintage As someone who stands with each foot in both anglo and hispanic culture, i shudder to hear such ignorant attempts at "cultural appreciation". food and dress is easy, it's not going to make them feel uncomfortable, they can hold it all out at a safe distance. appreciation but not understanding. yet, i know it's incredibly demeaning, if not plain ridiculous to ask for an "asian potluck", this is the only way some know how to address diversity. they want to embrace it, they have been told important to do so. ( i should not say they, i'll say me and us and we.)
styleology_of_us
@styleology_of_us Here for your words, thoughts, poses and clothes 💛
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