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"jasmine lake" Discussed on Asian Americana
"When conversations and demonstrations around black lives began to really pick up at the end of May I thought back to a similar moment in two thousand sixteen in July of that year man named Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Louisiana the very next day, another black man named Philander Casteel was also shot and killed this time in Minnesota, these were just two more names on top of a tragically growing list of publicized killings in the years previous to Rice Freddie, gray, a Kaiga early Sandra. Bland Eric Garner Michael Brown and many more including all the people that didn't get national attention. The day after Castille, death began to hear about a project call letters for black lives, asian-americans across the country were writing an open letter, expressing support for black lives and trying to build understanding and empathy among their families and communities. It was titled Dear Mom. Dad Uncle Auntie black lives matter to us to. It was translated into a bunch of different languages and shared pretty broadly. So with everything happening this year. I thought it would be a good idea to share that letter again. I posted a couple of times towards the end of May hoping. Be Helpful to someone. I saw some other folk sharing it around to. Then I woke up on June I two news at there was a new effort around letters for black lives. And went to check out the work online, and by that evening a drafted formed. I remember seeing the page full of comments and suggestions with thirty three people working on it all at the same time within days it was completed and passed off to other teams to adapt and translate. This new letter all about it was a letter to talk to our families about anti blackness and the police brutality that we are seeing the cler focus is to start a conversation and adopting that for their own communities. That's Adrian. One of the core organizers with letters for black lives. My full name is Adrian Massa Barca. My parents gave me two names I. One is for Non Uranium. Very ends. I work in rethink media I you sorkin journalism before that? And my pornographer, she and her I was one of the main editors and putting the letter together. Does she was saying? The letter is designed to be a resources start conversations with our families and communities about what's going on regarding black lives. Sometimes you have to have those conversations with your parents or with your family I have had a lot of these conversations with my parents over the years, and not as eloquent terms, and we who have grown up in America have seen maybe in a different Lens. How much our struggles are linked I. Wish that I had a guide like this. This when I was much younger in terms of you know anti blackness in my family, or in I community this new together so quickly in response to the news this year, and that work was in part, thanks to folks like Adrian, so I had joined this group in Twenty Sixteen, which is when that I came together I was not involved in any translations or organizing the time my join the Swat, and it just stayed and my son for four years, and now in twenty twenty. You know we're seeing a different scale of protests, but the same kind of violence against black people. I, think about a lot of people myself included are feeling a little bit like. What can we do in this moment? And it's a big moment that we are in. It feels very different for people to go out and be protesting in the middle of a pandemic I don't know how you feel, but for me. It's just like what can I. Do and I started to try to update a letter. Myself even wasn't sure if anyone else was even thinking about this letter, but then I decided to just check the flock anyway. I originally had posted unless like. Hey, I'm thinking about rewriting this letter if anyone else's. Let me know and then. I kind of just thought it was GONNA die. I thought no one was gonNA respond. Because no one had responding unless like for like four years, but it turns out Adrian wasn't alone. I think around like May I wanNA. Say I had a slight notification I happened to notice it. I was like Oh, I didn't even realize I still have this have I went in and said hey like. Does anyone want to like? Revisit this given. What's happening out there? That's Jasmine. Another one of the organizers would let us for black lives. My name is Jesmyn and my pronouns. Are She her hers I'm currently located in Boston I grew up in Los. Los Angeles. Originally born in South Korea, I guess you can say I'm one point. Five generation of immigrant family. My Day job is working in social work and public health and I was part of the core behind the scene. Group is making sure everything flow smoothly. Jasmine had actually helped out with the twenty sixteen letter, so I actually was part of the Korean translation team back when the whole project was launching. And full transparency I don't have any social media, and so I wasn't aware that two thousand sixteen letter was being circulated, but apparently people just naturally sharing twenty sixteen letter and post up twitter's end like facebook and Instagram, saying this is a great resource to talk about. You know anti blackness within your own communities for Asian American. And you know that kind of encouraged us to think about writing twenty twenty letter because. There are so many things that were left unsaid in twenty sixteen letter. She didn't really use slack or anything else, but as luck would have it. It was still installed active on her phone so Adrian sent out. The call Jasmine was among those to respond. And there's time that says yeah. Let's get this up running again. And then all of a sudden jasmine lake. Yes, like this is what we're going to do. We're GONNA, Clutter. Timeline. Hot. I wonder WHO Joslin I wonder if she was involved in two thousand sixteen, and now where any of these people are to be honest with you, but it has been very good because I think that. We are all coming at it from pretty much the same place and we all recognize the moment that we are in an. So the handful of initial folks in the slack channel began to discuss their newsletter and its relationship to the last one. You are just eager to get started because when you see all these people sharing your twenty sixteen letter like you want to update them. Our narrative and our tone has shifted for years later. We're still having this conversation. These things are still happening with black communities. Twenty twenty is such a different time than twenty sixteen like if you are not having these conversations. Like. Why aren't you know like wh? Why like look around you and see what has been happening? Do you need to be talking to your parents or grandparents or whoever it is? It's not a thing. While we're okay, so we don't have to worry about it being the last three and a half years. I've proved that that is not the case. They wanted to make sure to deal with the context of this year I. Don't consider it to be like a sequel. I considered more to be like. This is an ongoing project ongoing effort in order for us to address anti blackness. I definitely think it has evolved definitely wanted to address things that are happening the narrative. Narrative that the media is covering especially when you look at Asian, American community and like how they're actually talking about these protests, riots and looting right, and they lacked that context, so we wanted to make sure that we fill them in, but even with all that updated context they wanted to focus this letter around starting conversations with our families and communities. The way that I like to think letters for black lives it's it's an open letter, but it's more of like. A letter that you would write to your family from our own perspective and I think making sure that our identities are reflected in all these letters, and if you read the letter yourself, it actually sounds like.
"jasmine lake" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show
"Talk to me about that so I would sit there for hours and then I would drive. How I it's so true? Do a little rain dance. Yeah that cargo the so you need the friends who will do the rain dance with you to make the clouds go away. I mean how perfect is that it is true and so those are some of the tools that I used. I wanted to share them with you because I told Jasmine I want to talk about how we got to a better place. We're not perfect. It's not totally gone but we are both in better places than we were with depression so I wanted to talk about how we got there so I actually love that because I feel like it's just encouragement for for what I am currently working through so all of those four main points you articulated or things that I am still doing so in light of a full disclosure. I have come a very long way and I look forward to the day that I can be just like amy and say it has been a thing that I have worked through and it is a thing that my pass pass. I am not quite there yet. I do struggle with it. I have come a long long long way a first steps and this and they just want to be make sure that I'm very open and super super respectful. I have to understand that my parents are immigrants. America is different how we navigate. Conversations is different in so I don't think they ever stigmatized the idea. Hi Dear of speaking to a therapist but they meet very very upper-class in so for people who aren't from California Kelvin is very segmented and it's admitted by county and so my parents it's L. A.. Through and through lake go Thatcher's that's my dad. Okay so when I told my parents go Thatcher's Eh. Okay so what. I told my dad that I really wanted that. I was going to start. Seeing a therapist holds up his pinky finger. Orange County Your Soldi Cownie Oni. And it was a joke it or as my dad says yoke okay so it was a joke. It was a joke but I think that it was a difficult conversation relation to have like. What does it mean because my whole childhood we had a groceries donated on the porch and we rode the bus to church? And so this idea of paying somebody he to cure you talk was foreign is like literally a flying pig and so I felt like what I realized I had to make. A hard decision was that I cannot expect. Act Anybody in my life to accept the responsibility to walk me through a very difficult path. So if you feel like you don't have that person that's okay your next objective would be to take the responsibility to find people in your life now. I will say that my husband is my best friend in just foundation and he is so good and he is so kind and he listens however. I also don't think that my husband should be a therapist. That's a great the point and I've had the luxury I think that's phenomenal but I also do think that I really wanted to have like a clear distinction and I'm just like Taipei. I'm very pig headed and I'm like well. Do you have a degree. So that was the first step so hearing that you found a great therapist and it's a big difference friends and there was a really really really dark time in my life and those are on Two Thousand Fifteen where. I knew that I had nowhere to go like. I was just rock bottom and I have nobody to talk to. I am just. I'm strung out like my heart. My soul feels those broken and so the minute. I found a therapist initially. I didn't think he was all that great. But I told myself and I tell people were looking for therapists is to be fair to yourself and to be fair to them and that would give him at least three opportunities of that. Because I feel like every therapist I've ever been to. I did not love them. We'll it's like you're literally going on a blind date right right and you know therapists websites are terrible. They basically need to go through one of our trainings to be like guys. You got a brand yourself. A student that he helps therapists with websites. It's because they're so god bless him terrible they literally say nothing so you kind of go in is literally a blind date and so I didn't really like vibe with all that much in the first time but he said Hey. My Rule of three three the second time he came around the third time was when he's just started kind of just like itemizing asking questions after the note that he takes. I'm seeing a pattern in the story that you're telling the wait you're talking and I was like okay. Let's go for meeting number four and then I had stayed with him for about three years in throughout that time when I was in a really really bad place that I felt that as a business expense I needed to get help. I couldn't keep running at that pace and so I met with him once a week. Doc for about six months and then from there started meeting every other week every three weeks once a month and that was the first step and then I just started taking the time in in my life and my business to start doing research like I needed to understand so I once heard this analogy when you break a bone you get an x ray and they find out. What's wrong with your bone than if you have a tumor? They ah or scan and banned it but if you go into your doctor and you say I'm sad like something's wrong with in my head. What what is done with that and I started doing research and I came across Dr here actually you Dr Ayman and he wrote a book and I think it's like a change your brain change your life of love? I love him. Oh I thought it was Ayman well. Here's the thing if you're religious it's because to me he's like Amen. Yes this man and then other people who are like agnostic. uh-huh Ahmed I'm just getting. I actually don't know the exact right right just like so really his book with like his book was Scientific Ryan's if proof. After years and years and years studying the brain is like the thoughts we have impact our break. They literally have a physical manifestation. If you think negative thoughts your your brain reacts to the negative thoughts and gives out physical manifestations of your thoughts it is no longer speculative it is just the truth and and so he had said that every morning he starts the date and he says today's going to be a great day and our brains are hard-wired to listen so it may create a distinction Asian the mind in the brain or two different things. This is you lost me. What do you mean so the mind is in control? Yeah and the brain is an Oregon. Okay so when you understand your mind you can control your organs so when you say your minds as I'm going to have a great day your brain then says yes. Yes Sir right away captain. We're GONNA make that happen. It's hardwired to listen. So if we have control of our mind and this is not like a feel good. Everything's going to be happy. Happy Hunky Dory. No this is literally the very first step that you can do also heard that when I'm Stein will go up. He would say thank you a hundred times before we got tab not as so good that actually makes emotional because Agu in all you do in every morning I put my hand on my heart and he thank you thank you okay. It's just because when you wake up and you think you just see the gratitude and Gosh Dang it. There are some really hard days but when you say I have a roof over my head I have have something in my refrigerator. have gas my car. We are literally the one percent when we say those three things. We're the one percent of the world and I think even even on the dark days you realize that we are just so so so lucky to be where we are and if we could find a glimmer of that silver lining already taking a step forward so real quick. 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