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Kathleen: My Past Year as an Asian American Woman

I grew up in the bay area, where race was never an issue; there were 3 asian supermarkets within a 5 minute drive from my place. All of my neighbors were Asian. I felt safe, protected. I felt like I belonged. My work led me to moving to the East Coast. I expected a change, but nothing too drastic; we were in the 21st century after all. With the rise of social media and social accountability, race issues seemed to be something of the past.

Aslesha: STOP AAPI HATE Blog

In 2004, my parents immigrated to the United States from India, looking for a future of success and promise. Only a year later, I was born as the first American citizen in my family. It was difficult trying to find a balance between my Indian roots and American heritage. I was either considered too “white-washed” or too cultured. For a long time, I struggled with my identity and sense of belonging.

Michelle: eGirl Power Initiative Award

 

Congratulations Michelle!

Jasmine: #StopAsianHate Blog

Growing up, I always felt like there was a negative connotation to being Asian in America. People would wrinkle their nose at my food, stretch their eyes out to tease me, or bombard me with stereotypes. Although I felt self-conscious at the time, looking back, I do not think they had hurtful intent. As I grew older, I started to appreciate my culture and embrace my identity more. I felt safe within the tight-knit Asian community.

Jasmine: #StopAsianHate Vlog

Multiple Intelligences

Hello, I’m Angela! As an eGirl Power volunteer, I recently learned about the Multiple intelligences and their definitions. Multiple intelligences were a concept coined by American psychologist Dr. Howard Gardner in order to group human intelligence into many different “modalities”, as opposed to just only one group. I learned that there were 9 different kinds: verbal linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical-rhythmic, bodily-kinesthetic, visual-spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic, and existential. A little bit about each:

eGirl Power Pow Wow Workshops: Why We Need Them More Than Ever

It is undeniable that the presence of women in the labor force has increased dramatically over the past decades, jumping from 30.3 million in 1970 to about 73 million from 2006-2010.

Women & Illiteracy in Egypt

One out of every four people in Egypt is illiterate, meaning they do not know how to read or write.  Being illiterate not only makes daily life difficult, it severely limits the amount of control one has over their life.  Illiterate people are often given very laborious jobs, that require little to no education.  The area this affects the most is the rural poor, where often the cycle continues as financial security is more important than education.  Of the illiterate in Egypt, women account for 69% of them and are trapped fulfilling traditional women’s roles.

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