An excellent post about how the way primary colors are typically taught in elementary school is actually wrong. Primary colors of light are red, green, and blue, and of pigments, are magenta, yellow, and cyan. There is nothing special about red, yellow, and blue. #colors#education#art
When I was a child in school, I was taught that the primary colors were red, yellow, and blue, and that you could make all the other colors by mixing them together in various ways. And by red, yellow,...
Here I share several stories about ways in which I and others have judged others based on snap judgments about things like age, race, social class, even a person having tattoos. I talk about how this influences behavior in relationships, with friends and family, and how we treat strangers in public. I also explain how actually observing people's behavior can be a really powerful way for breaking down these unconscious biases. #bias#racism#relationship
I just discovered this movement to reduce the use of plastic straws. I hugely support this, and I've made a commitment to give feedback and ask that restaurants only give out straws on request, whenever I'm given a straw in a restaurant. #environment#restaurant#pollution
Here I explain how I realized that I was transgender and nonbinary (neither male nor female in gender identity), and how the lack of examples held me back from realizing these things, but that once I saw people openly identifying this way, it was easier for me to find and embrace this identity. #transgender#gender#nonbinary
Biological sex is a useful concept, but when referring to a person's sex as male or female, it's more accurate to reference their "assigned birth sex". One reason is that many intersex conditions are invisible. Another is that the whole concept of male and female are social constructs. Assigned birth sex is a more truthful term, and more respectful of transgender people whose gender identities do not match their assigned sex. #biologicalsex#gender#transgender
Some people express that when you say "gender is a social construct", it means that gender is somehow not "real". Here I explain why I think this is a false dichotomy, that I think gender is a social construct, but that it is real and has tangible impacts on people's lives. This is relevant both to sexism and gender roles, and to recognition of gender identity of transgender and nonbinary people. #gender#feminism#transgender
Before I got into loose-leaf tea I used to buy tea bags at Asian markets. This is one brand I liked, I recently got some and wrote a review. It's pretty decent for a tea bag, and after Ten Ren, is probably my second favorite of the brands of oolong tea bags widely available in Asian stores. #tea#oolong#review
This video seems to be my most controversial one yet in terms of number of thumbs-downs...which is sort of sad. But at the same time I'm glad to be challenging people's views. Here I talk about how each of us can do numerous things in our daily lives that will protect against or prevent global warming, while also improving our quality of life. #globalwarming#environment#conservation
People often talk about counseling for depression as if it's as simple as just going to any counselor and getting help. Here I share my own personal story with seeking counseling for depression, and how I found most counselors helped me minimally (and some even may have harmed me), and I only realized this when I finally found a counselor who helped immensely (she practiced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, incidentally). I hope people can take something positive away from my experience that I share here! #depression#counseling#mentalhealth
Nonbinary gender identities like "agender", "genderqueer", "nonbinary", or "genderfluid" are very different from the categories of "male" and "female"...they're not mutually exclusive, but rather, are like different descriptors, and multiple can apply to your gender identity. Here I explain some of the ones, focusing on ones close to my own identity. #gender#nonbinary#transgender
I just discovered a fashion blog run by one of my friends. I love this blog because it encourages recycling and reuse, repair, and buying things from thrift stores. Also I love how it depicts people in a really positive way, smiling, contrasting with the way a lot of fashion is depicted with a sort of "cool" look that to me looks artificial. This post shows a cardigan made by sewing together two old pieces of clothing, to fit the aesthetic of a baseball tee. #fashion#fashionblogger#clothing
After a month of unusually warm weather, it finally feels like winter outside. The ground was frozen this morning and I was a little apprehensive to take off my coat for a photo shoot but after a few runs back and forth from ...
Many herbal blends marketed as "chamomile" contain other ingredients. We list these in a separate category from the pure chamomile teas. Creating these blends can be a bit of an art, finding herbs to mitigate the bitter finish imparted by chamomile, while blending with the fruity aroma. #chamomile#tea#herbs