Invisible: APIDA Essential Workers

Previously novel phrases such as “social-distancing,” “quarantine,” and “flattening the curve” have been completely normalized by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the daily vocabulary of the average American has expanded to include such terms, many of these words and phrases were once mostly thrown around in a medical setting and deemed as too abstract for the…

Size and Lies

TW: body image, weight You are afraid of numbers. Specific numbers—numbers in context, numbers with meaning. A strange fear, one endowed with a weight given by labels and measurements, given teeth by what they represent. Made larger, more threatening, by what they mean.  You are scared of size.  It is curious the way clothing morphes…

APIDA Community Disappointed in Proposition 16 Results

Amid the hectic nature surrounding the 2020 presidential election, Californians were also fighting their own battle: the fight for affirmative action through Proposition 16. If passed, Proposition 16 would have repealed Proposition 209, which passed in 1996 and outlawed the consideration of race and ethnicity from public education, employment, and contracting. Affirmative action is best…