June 2021 Update: ALA Virtual, Family Moving Woes

Here is another update, everyone! I did say I am going to try harder to keep up with the blog activity.

First, I added a new story called A “Tribal” Look: What Does That Really Mean? It is not a unique critique or discussion, really, but it feels like it has not been had enough. In an ideal world, I would not want it to happen. Yet, some of the same stereotypes in pop-culture, media, and video gaming seem still perpetuated. I promise anything negative said in here is said with love and a place of hoping to increase understanding on a topic!

Continue reading “June 2021 Update: ALA Virtual, Family Moving Woes”

Visiting California: Call to Home – To Stand With Family

Asian Garden Mall in Westminster, California.

July 2, 2019. I stepped out of the terminal of the John Wayne Airport, having a glimpse of Santa Ana for the first time in thirteen years. I hardly recognized it, yet it felt familiar still. My uncle (once removed) waited for me, as did my Grand Aunt, or “Auntie” as my mother called her. We walked out of the airport, my hand in hers. Continue reading “Visiting California: Call to Home – To Stand With Family”

Change in Nom De Plume: “Arya H. Kalarathri” to “Arya H. Mariam”

It has been a while since I have posted. To that end, I can only apologize. Things have been tumultuous since the beginning of the summer. For one, I am becoming more socially involved outside of work, whether it be activism, trying to help my family out, or making poetry. There was an awesome poetry boot camp I was part of, where I was told I made some works I needed to keep near for possible publication. Speaking of which: I have a new nom de plume for now.

The use of this will continue until I have some official publications out and feel less need to keep some anonymity. Continue reading “Change in Nom De Plume: “Arya H. Kalarathri” to “Arya H. Mariam””

Up ↑