Happy Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage And Mental Health Awareness Month. May brings us a nice mish-mash of two groups that sorely need attention- Asians and the mentally ill. It’s a pretty tight Venn diagram between the two, speaking from personal experience. To me, the whole idea of an Asian identity is absurd, because “Asian” is a construct that breaks down in meaning upon inspection. Being Asian is least interesting thing about me, but the most interesting things about are because of my parents being from Asia. Really though, there was a war. That’s really the thing that shakes things up. I talk about mental health and the heroism of children as the only solution to school shooters. I ramble about the history behind the Chinese railroad workers and forgot to mention the backdrop of the Gold Rush in California, which I will undoubtedly ramble on and on about at a future point. Finally, LET’S HEAR IT FOR DENVER!!!!! They are the first US city to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and this could be the beginnings of a shift toward the psychedelic society.
01:20 No such thing as Asia
03:00 Am I Asian?
04:20 When I found out about my real mom
05:00 OVER EASY EGGS *
10:15 There was a war
12:00 Maybe neglect is why I don’t feel Asian
12:45 Mental Health Awareness Month*
14:00 Jiu Jitsu going back to the Greeks
16:45 Child heroes stopping school shooters*
19:30 Chinese railroad worker history
21:00 Opium War
26:00 No Chinese women allowed
27:00 Oppression dick measuring contest