Reflection

Open Letter to Millennial Educators

Open Letter to Millennial Educators

As a first-generation Filipino-American, son of a unionized nurse, and product of New Jersey public schools, I share a deep connection with the issues that will define this election. From the blood, sweat, and tears to the love, hope, and joy that created the foundation of my home and family, my journey has been a beautiful struggle. It is no surprise that this election feels very personal. The chasm in American politics today could not be wider and the stakes could not be higher.

Moving? 7 ways to meet new people and make a home

Moving? 7 ways to meet new people and make a home

Almost 80% of millennials have moved at some point in their lives—not including moves to attend college—and more than 30% have moved at least three times. The same transient lifestyle that may drive this generation to be more flexible and globally aware can also lull us into believing our footprints are only temporary...but they aren't.

Finding Culture in Family Recipes

Finding Culture in Family Recipes

Many millennials with similar backgrounds like myself are born in America and grew up speaking English as their native language, so we hold onto our culture through food. It is often one of our earliest introductions to our roots, a way of coming into our cultural identities. Although food is not the only way I try to stay culturally connected to my Asian identity, it is often the most accessible.

The Right to Vote and Imagining Life Without It

The Right to Vote and Imagining Life Without It

My Grandma was a farmer who grew up in a poverty-stricken village in southern China and the ‘right to vote’ was a concept that was not only foreign to her, but vastly inconceivable. I learned just how important this right was through the many stories my grandma would tell me throughout my life.