This is a follow up to my first guide on How to Get a TED Talk (and what to do when you get there). As I am getting ready to present my fifth TEDx talk, I wanted to share some of the best practices I’ve learned along the way on preparing for a TED talk. […]Read more "7 Essential Tips to Prepare for Your TED Talk"
Before you buy into a label or stereotype about someone, even if is one that is self-imposed and especially if it is one that is in direct conflict with your own beliefs, ask questions before you make assumptions.Read more "How to Talk With a White Supremacist"
Please feel fee to watch, share, or hate on my new speaker demo reel and video press kitRead more "My New Speaker Video Press Kit"
Over the past few days, there has been a flurry of discussion in the Asian American social media community about the conflict between Phil Yu (of Angry Asian Man fame) and Lela Lee (of Angry Little Asian Girl). Essentially, it’s a trademark use dispute that has now become public since the respective parties have both been blogging […]Read more "A Battle of Angry Asian Trademarks"
In the wake of the Ferguson decision, of the 14 additional unarmed youth who have been killed in the past week, and in the face of vast disparities facing our country at every level, I believe that this is an important discussion that we need to be having. Please watch this talk – and if you […]Read more "My Newest TED Talk: Give Racism a Chance"
This week, a controversy erupted over a local show in Portland, OR. It all stemmed from the promotional artwork meant to look like a Black Friday sale advertisement: The ad features several racial stereotypes about black culture: cocoa butter, oversized basketball jerseys, grills, and so on. Understandably, local racial justice activists were upset by this poster […]Read more "How a Portland Event Being Cancelled Demonstrated White Privilege"
This is the text of my TEDxSpokane talk that I recently delivered. In light of the protests and events taking place across our country now, I thought it would be appropriate to share. When the video is available, I will be posting it here. In November of 2013, I did an interview with Travel & […]Read more "Give Racism a Chance"